"The Wolverine" Films in Japan

Marvel superhero travels to Japan for 2013 sequel

Fox is set to continue their mutant centric branch of the Marvel universe in next summer's The Wolverine, a sequel to the 2009 spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Following the pivotal Chris Claremont and Frank Miller 1982 Wolverine mini-series, the movie will be sending the clawed superhero to Japan. 

 

Jidaigeki samurai movie star Hiroyuki Sanada (Yagyu Clan Conspiracy, Lost, The Last Samurai, Speed Racer) plays Shingen Yashida, Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day, Elektra) is Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, while models Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima are Mariko Yashida and assassin Yukio, respectively.

 

Filming at the  Zojo-ji Temple in the Shiba neighborhood of the Minato ward in Tokyo, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine was show with Rila Fukushima.



The comic book versions of the characters...


and from the Madhouse anime adaptation...



 

The James Mangold (Knight and Day) directed movie is slated to hit theaters July 26, 2013. 

  

Are you interested in seeing an American superhero movie set in Japan?

 

via Latino Review and Comic Book Movie

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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