'The Wolverine' Trailer: Badder, Grittier, Angrier (Video)

Hugh Jackman's mutant hero heads to Japan to face down a mysterious figure from his past.

The first official trailer for The Wolverine is out, and promises the fiercest adventure yet for Marvel's adamantium-reinforced super hero.

The preview begins with Hugh Jackman's now-familiar mutant, born James Howlett and generally known as Logan, waking from a nightmare in which he has impaled Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) with his retractable claws.

Departing drastically from the plot of the character's last spin-off, 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this chapter sees Logan traveling to Japan, where he encounters a mysterious figure from his past and engages in breathtaking samurai battles.

The film, directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line), hits theaters July 26, 2013.

What do you think? Are you excited for The Wolverine?