Hugh Jackman will face-off against Will Yun Lee in The Wolverine

Hugh Jackman and Will Yun Lee

Shooting for the new X-Men spin-off film THE WOLVERINE will begin very soon (like next month) and we’re finally finding out who the big bad is. Looks like Will Yun Lee (TOTAL RECALL, RED DAWN) has scored the part of Silver Samurai in the upcoming film. For those a bit unfamiliar with Silver Samurai, he is a mutant with the ability to charge almost anything, but most often his katana, which can slice through any substance including adamantium. Hugh Jackman will of course be returning as the quick-healing and sharp-tongued hero who finds himself with amnesia (again) and goes searching for clues to his past in the Japanese criminal underworld. There he finds a former love, a lot of brawls and of course some tragedy.

THE WOLVERINE is being directed by James Mangold (KNIGHT AND DAY, 3:10 TO YUMA) and along with Hugh Jackman and Will Yun Lee will star: Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima. THE WOLVERINE is set to hit theaters on July 26th, 2013. (Variety)

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