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Magneto To Make Appearance In The Wolverine?; WWII Prison Camp Set Built

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Pure speculation on the part of Cosmic Book News, but will the Master of Magneticism be appearing in Hugh Jackman's The Wolverine?

The Leader (via CMB) a news site out of Australia, posted a small image along with notice that a WWII prison camp was being built for the movie.

Neighbouring residents were notified by the production company, 20th Century Fox, that Bonna Point Reserve would be temporarily occupied to make way for a World War II prisoner of war camp set (pictured under construction).

Of course, we've seen a prison camp in the previous X-Men movies with a young Eric Magnus Lehnsherr, who first realizes his mutant powers of magneticism and goes on to become one of the most powerful men on Earth as Magneto.

But how would it fit with the movie, which is said to take place in Japan?

Well, there is a new comic book coming out from Marvel Comics and Neal Adams, Wolverine: The First X-Men, which stars Wolverine and - you guessed it - Magneto. And the comic has even been said to have "plucked a Nazi-hunting Magneto from X-Men: First Class" (via io9). The comic is a prequel that sees Wolverine form his own team prior to Xavier's X-Men.

Of course, the camp could just be a Japanese WWII camp, with Logan a prisoner, as the Japanese were said to house 140,000 prisoners of war.

Still fun to speculate.

In related news, Hugh Jackman recently spoke with the Sydney Morning Herald about the set of The Wolverine.

It  speaks to the incredible craftsmanship [here] that we can make so much of Japan - feudal Japan, urban Japan, sets - all here on our soundstages in Australia.

The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date, is being directed by James Mangold, stars Hugh Jackman, with Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback on a script adapted from Frank Miller and Christopher Claremont's comic arc from 1982.

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