Following up on updates and building up to Hugh Jackman's return as Logan in "The Wolverine", director James Mangold has tweeted the latest picture from behind-the-scenes of the set of the film, featuring Wolverine clashing with Shingen Yashida of the infamous Yashida clan, as played by Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada of "The Ring" Japanese films and "The Last Samurai" fame!
Based on the classic Chris Claremont and Frank Miller Wolverine miniseries, The Wolverine is set after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, and sees Logan travelling to Japan to fight new deadly foes and learn the ways of The Samurai while struggling to cope with his own immortality and purpose. Besides encountering ninjas, samurai, and the Yashida Clan, Wolverine will also face Viper and The Silver Samurai. The film puts Jackman back in his iconic role, and is directed by James Mangold.
In case you haven't seen this yet, here's the recent CinemaCon Trailer revealing new footage of Wolverine vs The Silver Samurai.
For more information and details, visit the source post at Coming Soon and James Mangold's official Twitter page.
The Wolverine, an X-Men spinoff film released by 20th Century Fox and Marvel, is slated for release in conventional and 3D theaters on July 24.