Posted on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Like many of us, director James Mangold has a habit of tweeting and Instagramming throughout his day. But where our pages might consist of cat photos and foodie shots (or, okay, my page), Mangold’s is a little more exciting as he gets to show us the making of The Wolverine. His latest photo from the set shows star Hugh Jackman chopping wood, or at least pretending to chop wood, on the film’s Japanese set. Check it out after the jump.
A production snap from shooting a wood chopping scene in Omishima. We found an eight inch caterpillar that morning. pic.twitter.com/NIBceVz9jF
— Mangold (@mang0ld) February 23, 2013
I don’t think this update offers much in the way of plot hints, unless that eight-inch caterpillar works its way into the story somehow. But it’s cool to get a peek behind the scenes, especially when said scene involves a gorgeous seaside view.
If the first Wolverine trailer is debuting in front of G.I. Joe: Retalitation, as widely believed, we still have some weeks to wait. In the meantime, though, Twitter is proving a great source for Wolverine images. Mangold’s shared his photos from the set and the editing bay, and the official @WolverineMovie page has uploaded quite a few stills. Flip through our previous coverage of the movie to check out some of the others.
Also starring Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, and Brian Tee, The Wolverine lands in theaters July 26.
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Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.