Hugh Jackman as THE WOLVERINE - First Official Photo!

Here's our first official look at Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine in director James Mangold's upcoming film. Jackman looks like a freakin' badass! That might be the most ripped Jackman has looked as Wolverine.

Based on the celebrated comic book arc by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, THE WOLVERINE finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

The movie hits theaters on July 26th, 2013, and also stars Will Yun Lee, Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.

What do you think of Jackman's look for the film? I need to go to the gym and work out now.