The first photo for The Wolverine has hit the web, but we didn't need the shot to know how good a shape Hugh Jackman is in.
The promotional shot shows a "ripped" Jackman in character as the Wolverine.
Standing shirtless and clearly poised for a fight, the dark photo has been issued ahead of the film’s release in July 2013.
On Monday, Jackman used Twitter to give fans a heads-up. "Can't wait for all to see!! AgentM: Just got word that I have something WAY cool to share on Monday morning."
Filming for the $US100 million-plus sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine began filming at Sydney’s Fox Studios in August.
While back in his hometown a "shirtless" Jackman has been spotted on numerous occasions enjoying the sunshine at Bondi Beach.
Jackman also used his stay to make a surprise appearance as a guest presenter at Monday Night's Helpmann Awards.