Director James Mangold has released three new behind-the-scenes images from The Wolverine.
The first features Mangold directing a Kendo sequence at the Yashida Compound.
The second is of the director working with the great Hal Yamanouchi who plays the ailing Yashida. Mangold notes the "pin bed" Francois Audouy and he designed.
And the third image features an image with Mangold stating, "We are in the home stretch as we begin recording the score and mixing the film this week."
The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date, starring Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, and Hiroyuki Sanada.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.