Although the upcoming film follows on from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine and occupies the same universe as the other X-Men instalments, Jackman explained that he and his fellow producers wanted it to feel complete in and of itself.
"We've deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture," he told Total Film. "With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it's going to give us a whole new visual aesthetic."
Jackman went on to say that The Wolverine will focus heavily on his character of Logan/Wolverine, and that this will prevent it from becoming too cluttered by other narratives.
"The approach to character means we won't be overloaded with mutants and teams and the like, so it'll be more character-based. I think in many ways it will feel like a completely different X-Men film."
The first images of Jackman on set emerged last week.
Jackman recently described the role of Wolverine as "the backbone of his career".
Jessica Biel was initially cast to star opposite Jackman in the key role of Victoria/Viper, but she dropped out last month and is yet to be formally replaced.
The Wolverine is set for release on July 26, 2013.
Watch Jackman discussing the film with Digital Spy below: