When X-Men Origins: Wolverine debuted in 2009, I was actually under the impression that Marvel would be doing origin stories on all the main characters in X-Men (hence the “X-Men Origins title). But that doesn’t seem to be the case. Turns out Wolverine is cool enough for more films—not complaining—so he’s heading to Japan to go fight samurai and ninjas.
The movie is based on the comic that also sends Wolverine to Japan, and is set sometime after the events in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). The movie is set to premier on July 24.