Hugh Jackman and Hiro Sanada rehearse a fight scene in a new set photo from The Wolverine
I can’t help but wonder if Fox is paying or obligating directors James Mangold and Bryan Singer to post images from THE WOLVERINE and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST on their Facebook and Twitter pages. They seem to be the only two directors that do it consistently and it just so happens that they’re working on related X-Men movies for the same studio. It’s not that I dislike it, because I actually love seeing these behind the scenes images of Hugh Jackman and others on set, I just find it odd that they work for the same studio. It’s nice, free publicity for them and it keeps the fans involved.
THE WOLVERINE stars Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Fukushima and James Fraser. The James Mangold directed film is set to open in theaters on July 26th, 2013. (via James Mangold’s Twitter)
THE WOLVERINE synopsis: Arguably the most beloved character in the X-Men universe, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) returns to the big screen in the all new epic action-adventure THE WOLVERINE. This time, Logan finds himself in modern day Japan, out of his element and in an unusual world, facing a menacing nemesis that could mean the end of The Wolverine. Vulnerable for the first time and facing emotional and physical limits, he confronts his samurai adversaries as well as his own inner turmoil regarding his immortality. But the battles will leave Logan stronger and more powerful than ever before.