A new photo has surfaced from the latest issue of Empire Magazine, featuring Hugh Jackman and his bone claws in The Wolverine. The bone claws were featured in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, before Logan became infused with adamantium. Take a look at the photo, then read on for some intriguing revelations from director James Mangold.

<strong><em>The Wolverine</em></strong> Bone Claws Photo

Most believed this was another prequel that takes place before the first X-Men trilogy. James Mangold revealed that this is actually set after every previous X-Men movie.

"Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all. Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there's a tremendous sense of isolation for him."

While there will be flashback elements going back to World War II, the bulk of this story will take place in present-day Tokyo, completely outside the the X-Men mythology from previous movies.

"That's something that for me was very important, that I land in a very specific place in his timeline. I wanted to be able to tell the story without the burden of handing it off to a film that already exists and having to conform to it. The ideas of immortality reign very heavily in this story and the burden of immortality weighs heavily on Logan. For me that's such an interesting part of Logan's character that is nearly impossible to explore if you have a kind of league or team movie."