James Mangold Posts ‘Wolverine’ Cast Portraits To Twitter

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Sure, we haven’t seen any actual footage from The Wolverine yet, but thanks to director James Mangold and Twitter, we’ve had no shortage of set photos, stills, and arresting images from Logan’s next run.

Like Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb and X-Men pappy Bryan Singer, Mangold has been using his Twitter throughout production of The Wolverine to tease fans with tons of engaging behind-the-scenes content.

Today, Mangold has shared three black and white portraits of the film’s three leads (Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, and Tao Okamoto) to celebrate the last day of production.

Fukushima plays Yukio, described as “one of the deadliest assassins in Shingen’s clan,” and Okamoto plays Wolvie’s love interest Mariko. Of course, you already know Hugh Jackman.

The Wolverine hits theaters on July 26, and stars Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, and Brian Tee in addition to those listed above. Here’s the synopsis:

“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.”

Do you follow James Mangold on Twitter? Are you excited for The Wolverine?

The Wolverine poster

Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.


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