The movie follows the previous X-Men movies as director James Mangold clued is in that Wolverine is sort of a lost soldier without purpose as he makes his way to the land of the Samurai. In addition, Mangold made it a point of mentioning that Wolverine is essentially immortal, because of his healing factor, which will factor into the movie somehow.
Mangold also seemed to suggest that we might see a more feral Wolverine than previously seen in any of the X-Men movies as well.
Hugh Jackman recently announced that filming on the movie has wrapped, revealing a pic of himself playing golf to celebrate.
The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date, is being directed by James Mangold, with Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback on a script adapted from Frank Miller and Christopher Claremont's comic arc from 1982.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.