"The past is always behind you, but the memories still remain."

Those are the words included alongside this brand-new "Wolverine" image - posted to the film's official Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon - featuring Hugh Jackman's title bad-ass looking over his shoulder at some seemingly-ominous sight just out of frame.

So who, or what, is he staring at, exactly? I haven't a clue, though given the above caption it may well be the so-called "mysterious figure from his past" teased in the film's official synopsis.

Check out the blue-hued still below, then let us know whether you're excited for the James Mangold-directed follow-up in the comments.

"The Wolverine" is slated for released on July 26.

A new image from The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.