James Mangold’s “The Wolverine” starring Hugh Jackman has begun production in Australia and a local news affiliate got a brief look at one of the major sets from the upcoming film in Kurnell, Australia. While recent set photos have revealed a miniature model of a concentration camp, the footage (revealed by SuperHeroHype) reveals what looks to be a Japanese P.O.W. camp, heavily implying a portion of “The Wolverine” may take place during World War II.
Considering the film is based in part on the Marvel Comics “Wolverine” 1982 miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller and the revealed synopsis of the film, a Japanese P.O.W. camp might make sense as a partial setting. Wolverine’s comic book involvement in the Second World War is well documented and could lay the seeds for his battling ninjas and the politics of the Tokyo criminal underworld for the heart of his ex-lover, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord. Both the Silver Samurai and Viper are set to make appearances in the film.
Check out the footage below and stay tuned for more on “The Wolverine.”