Mangold tweeted the following as well:
A production snap from shooting a wood chopping scene in Omishima. We found an eight inch caterpillar that morning.
The Wolverine has a July 26th, 2013 release date, and stars Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, and Rila Fukushima, withChristopherMcQuarrie and Mark Bomback on a script adapted from Frank Miller and Christopher Claremont's comic arc from 1982.
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.