We’ve been steadily learning more about the X-Men sequel The Wolverine as it begins production down under in Kurnell, Australia.
The official announcement that cameras were rolling on Wolverine 2 also brought us glimpses of some of the set pieces that will be included in the film – including a WWII-era war camp prison set piece (located in Bonna Point Reserve), which would be utilized early on in production. Today we already got some set photos that revealed Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine 2 haircut, and now we have more photos to add – this time of a sequence taking place in the prison camp.
The photos show some kind of incident transpiring in the camp, with Logan (Jackman) going full spring, sans shirt. While fans will likely debate the length of Jackman’s new Wolverine ‘do (bound to a be a fair number of “too short” compaints), there is no doubting that the actor is sufficiently beefed up to play Marvel’s iconic mutant bruiser – not that his Wolvy abs have ever been a problem for fanboys and ladies all over the world…
Check out the set photos below:
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The Wolverine picks up after the events of the first film, and follows and amnesia-stricken Logan to the far east of Japan, where he becomes embroiled in a world of Yakuza mobsters, ninjas, a love interest who will not so easily be one, and new foes in the form of the energy sword-wielding Silver Samurai (Total Recall’s Will Yun Lee) and femme-fatale, Viper (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy‘s Svetlana Khodchenkova). That’s not including the aforementioned mobsters and ninjas that Logan could tangle with – that is, if screenwriter Mark Bomback’s (Live Free and Die Hard) revised script is at all reminiscent of acclaimed comic book writer Chris Claremont’s seminal Wolverine miniseries, which inspired this film.
The Wolverine will be in theaters on July 26, 2013.
Source: The Daily Telegraph