The X-Men franchise will be returning to theaters for at least the next two consecutive years with sequels to both spinoffs of the original live-action trilogy. The sequel to X-Men: First Class (titled Days of Future Past) is in pre-production to begin shooting later this year and the sequel to the not-so-awesome X-Men Origins: Wolverine has already begun principal photography.

The Wolverine locked down most of its cast, including its primary villain in the Silver Samurai, just a few weeks ago, and now that it’s shooting, we’ve already seen photos and video from the set – The latest of which offering a look at Hugh Jackman’s hairstyle for the sequel.

In addition to his Adamantium claws, one of Wolverine’s most recognizable characteristics has always been his unique hairstyle and from film-to-film it’s changed quite a bit for actor Hugh Jackman.  It began attempting to replicate the comics with plenty of hair product holding Jackman’s hair up and in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it went for a more modern look. In The Wolverine, Jackman will have relatively short hair but they still managed to keep a bit of his hair up on the sides.

The Wolverine is currently shooting in Australia and local press and the mayor (seen below) of Sutherland Shire had the chance to meet Jackman on set where a few photos were taken with him sporting his current and much shorter hairstyle. The film sees the character of Logan travel to Japan, based a story from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s popular 1982 run on the Wolverine comics.

James Mangold is directing The Wolverine based off of Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback’s screenplay.

The Wolverine hits theaters July 26, 2013. X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on July 18th, 2014.

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Sources: The Leader (via Latino Review), Trish Anders (via CBM)