If you're a film fan and not following your favorite directors on Twitter, you're probably missing out on a ton of cool behind-the-scenes details. James Mangold has been sporadically showing off bits and pieces of his upcoming Fox film The Wolverine by way of his account. After a bit of a Twitter dry spell, the director returned yesterday with a quartet of images along with a bit of information. Above you can see an image that was accompanied by, "Working on the bullet train sequence." Part of this sequence was shown off in the first trailer that came out last month.
Next you've got a pic with, "Shooting a giant funeral in Tokyo." As we know from a previous interview, much of Wolverine finds our hero surrounded by death and dealing with the fact that he cannot perish.
"Shooting the Yakuza attack at the temple," Mangold wrote with the above image.
And finally, here's an obscured look at star Tao Okamoto from a scene towards the end of the film along with the text, "Tao Okamoto (Mariko) as we shot a climactic sequence in the Yashida research facility."
Here's the film's official 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.
The Wolverine, which stars Hugh Jackman, Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee and Brian Tee, opens on July 26.