Hugh Jackman Spotted in Funeral Attire on the Japanese Set of THE WOLVERINE
Directed by James Mangold and featuring Hugh Jackman reprising the popular character on film for the sixth time, The Wolverine takes the feral mutant's story overseas in an adaptation of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's popular comic book arc.
Set to take place mostly in Japan, The Wolverine follows Logan as he falls in love with a betrothed woman. The affair ignites a battle and Logan ends up facing off against her crime family, including the vicious crime boss The Silver Samurai.
Hugh Jackman recently spoke about the film's tone and how the filmmakers are distancing it from other X-Men properties: "We've deliberately not called it Wolverine 2 because we want it to be placed and feel like a standalone picture. With an all-new cast and setting it in Japan, it's going to give us a whole new visual aesthetic. 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."
A new batch of set photos have arrived online, showing Jackson in what's described as a "garb of mourning" at a funeral ceremony:
Currently filming in Australia and Japan, The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) off a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Brian Tee, and Svetlana Khodchenkova. 20th Century Fox has scheduled it to hit theaters on July 26th, 2013.