While director James Mangold has said The Wolverine is a stand-alone movie, this trailer certainly plays up the links both the X-Men movies (Logan being haunted by the death of Jean Grey) and Origins: Wolverine, while still ensuring this looks like something new.
It also gives up our first look at the rather fearsome Silver Samurai in action.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents 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.
The Wolverine opens in cinemas on 25th July 2013.