Hugh Jackman needs a vacation.

The Oscar nominee is heading to Japan for the forthcoming sequel "The Wolverine," from director James Mangold, and 20th Century Fox  has released some brand new images showing the X-Men member facing ninjas, a sexy assassin Rila Fukushima, and bad weather. 

"The Wolverine" opens June 26.

Check out the new photos here:

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.