THE WOLVERINE First Set Photos From Japan

THE WOLVERINE First Set Photos From Japan

James Mangold's The Wolverine has begun filming on location in Japan, and today Hugh Jackman was seen filming scenes at the Zojoji Temple in Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to check it out.

Eyewitnesses observed Hugh Jackman on set, but no clear shots of the star have surfaced just yet. Filming will continue til September 2 and the Buddhist temple. Most of the scenes in Japan will be filmed at locations in Tokyo and Hiroshima. Also, a fun little tidbit, the local title of the film will be, "Wolverine Vs. Samurai." To coincide withe Japanese title, Fox has registered the domain, ""

Thanks to Sunfire for the tip.

The Wolverine will be directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day), from a script written by Christopher McQuarrie.. The cast includes: Hugh Jackamn (Logan/Wolverine), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), Hiroyuki Sanada (Shingen), Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida), Tao Okamoto (Mariko), Rila Fukushima (Yukio), Brian Tee (Norubo Mori), and Will Yun Lee (Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai). The film will claw into theaters July 26, 2013.

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Kurosaki - 8/30/2012, 12:00 PM
Ha1frican - 8/30/2012, 12:07 PM
I really wanna like this but i got burned so bad with Origins
Joker08 - 8/30/2012, 12:07 PM
I really hope they get this right. It's looking good so far - and this looks fantastic.
RorMachine - 8/30/2012, 12:10 PM
Hugh Jackman may have been seen filming in Japan, but I can't see him in these pics!
Marqy - 8/30/2012, 12:12 PM
Clan Yashida !!!
TheBurnSays - 8/30/2012, 12:18 PM
Yep! Nice LOCATION pics! Was expecting a little more...
Tony93 - 8/30/2012, 12:21 PM
Looking forward to this secondly, MOS first :)
jimpinto24 - 8/30/2012, 12:24 PM
Cool. I believe The Wolverine will be better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Julesimanerd - 8/30/2012, 12:33 PM
please be good please be good
thalidomide - 8/30/2012, 12:33 PM
Still having doubts in this movie.
GLprime2814 - 8/30/2012, 12:46 PM
That's the benihanas down the street from my house.
SunSp0t - 8/30/2012, 12:47 PM
Couldnt care less about this movie. Lol
TH3TRUTH007 - 8/30/2012, 12:48 PM
it does not matter fox is still gonna phuck it up. how many times do you have to be kicked in the balls to realize that they are only after your money!? in order for every movie right to go back to marvel you can't give them any more money. the more money they make the more they think this is what we want. this is the same exact shit they said about every movie they make, they put out a bunch of crazy looking photos and tell you that "THIS ONE" will be more faithful to the comicbook and the they let you down. we're the ones who are paying out our hard earned money to go see a 90 min cry fest or drama queens or some monkey shit comedy. these movie are like bad commercials if you don't watch them they will go away, like the simpsons put it "JUST DON'T LOOK" PEOPLE WILL DO TO YOU WHAT YOU LET THEM!!.
TH3TRUTH007 - 8/30/2012, 12:51 PM
come on people don,t fall for it we're smarter than this
vermillion - 8/30/2012, 12:53 PM
I think this movie has potential to be awesome. I'm excited for it.
GoILL - 8/30/2012, 1:14 PM
I want to see a trailer for this, if it's good I might be able to get excited for this.
vtopa - 8/30/2012, 1:16 PM
I wish people would shut up about the cowl already. What will the justification be for wearing it? Disguise? That is what a ski mask is for....
MisterNiceGuy - 8/30/2012, 1:23 PM
they cant possibly shit on this character more than they already have. needless to say i lost faith in this franchise...tragic
Marqy - 8/30/2012, 1:31 PM

I always imagined that if I was ever writing a Wolverine movie I would make the costume something of a ceremonial japaneese suit/costume ( with little alterations) in plays or celebrations in the small village where Wolverine lived .. you know .. like that the suit represented "the spirit of the wild" or hunt or nature or the beast or something and then when Logan is going on his killing spree he would just take the ceremonial costume and make a few alterations (armor pads) to make it intimidating + combat worthy
Bandido - 8/30/2012, 1:34 PM
Not my most anticipated film of next year but i still hope we get a good wolverine movie
datNAMEtho - 8/30/2012, 1:34 PM
jessepostal - 8/30/2012, 1:41 PM
looks like my local Chinese restaurant, the panda garden. Wtf is it with that? panda garden, panda buffet, wah panda, panda kitchen.
marvel72 - 8/30/2012, 1:42 PM
x-men origins wolverine didn't raise the bar very high,so it shouldn't be to differcult to be better than that.
SuperWarrior - 8/30/2012, 1:47 PM
Thanks for the pictures of Tokyo Japan instead of the actually pics of the actor or any cast members from the new film.Now my day is complete.I saw pictures of Japan.If I wanted to see Japan I'd just travel there.
SFCamerica - 8/30/2012, 2:12 PM
I like sushi
Dunejedi - 8/30/2012, 2:13 PM
I also confirm that these pictures appear to have been taken in Japan.
SFCamerica - 8/30/2012, 2:14 PM
@maxi90210 - that idea, I like it, bring me another.
pointman - 8/30/2012, 2:23 PM
That pic of jackman makes me chuckle, and on a really bad day at that. Seriously, he does not sell me on the whole "Im the best there is" thing. Even when he said that line in origins, I burst out laughing. What has he done in every x film as wolverine other than get his butt handed to him? He may be a good actor, but he is no wolverine.
SomTingWong - 8/30/2012, 2:37 PM
I`m still mad at fox about daredevil/galactus and surfer.
hoodedjester - 8/30/2012, 2:41 PM
Fox sucks at making CBM's - this won't be any different
ralfinader - 8/30/2012, 2:45 PM
Hilarious banner! Anyways, hope this doesn't suck balls.
CoolantTech - 8/30/2012, 3:40 PM
What the hell is this tourist attraction shit, Anyway im supper stoked about this movie, Fox... please don't [frick] it up
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 8/30/2012, 3:49 PM
I just hope we don't get another Hugh Jackman movie where he's holding a dead or passed out chick in his arms near the end of the movie. He does that alot. Other then that I hope this is finally a movie worthy of calling it The Wolverine!
novaprime - 8/30/2012, 3:52 PM
m0th3r - 8/30/2012, 4:33 PM
Another fox turd in the making....
NITRAMtheJudge - 8/30/2012, 4:39 PM
Like honestly I like all the X-Men films, but I can't keep up anymore. I mean really are they all supposed to be connected in some way or are all of them separate...

At first I thought X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a reboot, but then they came out with First Class and I even heard something about continuing with a fourth film of the original X-Men, and then there's something about starting a new trilogy co-existing with the original X-Men, and the Wolverine movies having nothing to do with either films... Yes exactly, you see how confusing that sounds...

And yes I know it has nothing to do with the article, but I felt I had to get it off my chest... So like I said I'm a fan of all the X-Men films, but I'm just a little lost
SymbioteSpidey1 - 8/30/2012, 5:04 PM
Wolverine + Japan = EPIC
mgeoff88 - 8/30/2012, 5:08 PM
The filming locations look great.

I really hope FOX realizes just how important Wolverine's time in Japan is to the character.
loganaspatch - 8/30/2012, 6:35 PM
I don't get the feeling they will give wolverine a suit uniform or cowl fox just has not gave a reason to do so this wolverine isn't a superhero not part of any organization he doesn't have an identity which is fix ^#*^%#+*^ fault
IIIAdamantiumIII - 8/30/2012, 6:54 PM
GIVE US THE COWL AND SUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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