Bearded Hugh Jackman Spotted on the Set of THE WOLVERINE

Directed by James Mangold and featuring Hugh Jackman reprising the popular character on film for the sixth time, The Wolverine takes the feral mutant's story overseas in an adaptation of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's popular comic book arc.

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Set to take place mostly in Japan, the story follows Logan as he falls in love with a betrothed woman. The affair ignites a battle and Logan ends up facing off against her crime family, including her father -- the Silver Samurai. The Wolverine will be directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) off a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback and scheduled for theatrical release on July 26th, 2013. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Brian Tee, and Svetlana Khodchenkova.

The Wolverine is currently filming in Australia, and the latest photos to come from the set show star Hugh Jackman sporting long hair and a beard while filming a scene that takes place in the Canadian Rockies:

20th Century Fox has scheduled the film to hit theaters on July 26th, 2013.