‘The Wolverine’ Debuts First Trailer (Video)

"The Wolverine" trailers shows Hugh Jackman slicing and dicing through Japan

"The Wolverine" debuted its first trailer on Wednesday after teasing fanboys earlier this week with six seconds of claw-filled action released through Twitter's Vine app.

The latest and more lengthy preview shows Hugh Jackman in full adamantium-enhanced glory as he slices and dices his way through Japan, presumably to find out more about his mysterious past. There's lots of shots of Wolvie going head-to-head with ninja bad guys and explosions aplenty. 

In the film, Wolverine goes under the knife in a dangerous operation that will give him his "mortality" back, but also strips him of his regenerative powers.

In addition to Jackman, the film co-stars Tao Okamoto and Will Yun Lee and is directed by James Mangold ("Walk the Line"). Their task will be to recapture the excitement for a character many critics felt was underserved by his previous solo outing, 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

"The Wolverine" opens in theaters on July 26.