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New 'Wolverine' and 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Set Images

Tokyo Funeral Setting for 'The Wolverine'

Both this summer's The Wolverine and next year's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 aim to keep momentum going and build on the good will towards the most recent installment in each superhero comic book movie franchise - X-Men: First Class and The Amazing Spider-Man, which (respectively) came after disappointed reactions to X-Men Origins: Wolverine and lukewarm reception for Spider-Man 3.

Today we can offer you behind-the-scenes photos for Wolverine, which were made available through Twitter by the film's director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) and feature locations and characters from the full Wolverine trailer. Meanwhile, the Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb continues his one-man quest to chronicle the entirety of production on the ASM sequel through Tweets, by unveiling yet another image.

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The Wolverine

The film begins with Logan (Hugh Jackman) having gone back to his drifter lifestyle - after the death of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) during X-Men: The Last Stand - before it takes our favorite self-healing, clawed mutant to Japan, where he meets a powerful, but dying old man who wishes to repay Logan for saving his life back in WWII by giving him the "gift" of mortality (which, of course, comes with a price).

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The general outlook for Wolverine seems to be cautious optimism, following the formal beginning of Fox's marketing blitz and trailer release for Mangold's X-Men installment. If nothing else, those who remain invested in this franchise ought to hope this serves as a good bridge linking the previous installments to next summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past - where the present-day trilogy and First Class timelines will collide in what should be the craziest X-Men movie to date (and maybe even the best, if all goes according to plan).

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

Source: James Mangold

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Webb has Tweeted many images from the Amazing Spider-Man 2 set by this point, which include everything from cameo appearances by well-known character actors to sneak peeks at famous locations from the Spider-Man comic books that will appear in the sequel, and different versions of Peter Parker's (Andrew Garfield) new web-slinging costume.

We're still waiting to find out what, exactly, the antagonist Electro (Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx) looks like in Amazing Spider-Man 2, but in the meantime Webb has released a photo teasing the destruction and collateral damage he creates on the streets of New York.

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Electro Attack on the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Set

Foxx has indicated before that Electro's costume in the film will bear a strong resemblance to the character's appearance from the "Ultimate Spider-Man" comic book continuity, in keeping with the tendency for the Amazing Spider-Man movie series to draw from that contemporary rendition of Pete's superhero adventures.

There's still plenty of material waiting to be revealed from the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, including the looks for Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn and Paul Giamatti as Rhino; not to mention, more information about how much screen time all these antagonists will get in a movie that also introduces Mary Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley) and Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) into the mix.

Comic-Con 2013, anyone?

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

Source: Marc Webb

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