Of course there are rumors as to which characters can we expect making their appearance in this latest. Hugh Jackman who plays the titular lead character says:
“The movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him. And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.”
It seems the front-runner to this cameo would be Jean Grey who is known since her first death for her incredible resurrection powers. Actress Famke Janssen has been coy about her involvement with the movie saying:
“Jean Grey, the Phoenix, she finds away to reincarnate herself constantly…”
This newest movie in the X-Men canon will be directed by James Mangold and
be set in Japan chronicling his post X-Men days. “The Wolverine” is slated for release
July of next year.