Some new behind-the-scenes images from two highly anticipated summer movies (one in 2013 and one in 2014) have made their way online. First up, director James Mangold has shared some fascinating behind-the-scenes look at his sequel The Wolverine. The images give us a look at the big-budget production, specifically unveiling a peek at how Mangold crafted that nifty-looking bullet train action sequence and a couple other interesting scenes.
Additionally, director Marc Webb has shared a rather tantalizing image from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is currently in production in New York City. Webb prefaced the photo by noting that it’s a look at some destruction from Jamie Foxx’s Electro, and it appears that the villain will be very skilled at causing fires. Hit the jump to take a look at the images. The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.
The Wolverine images come courtesy of James Mangold’s Twitter:
“Working on the bullet train sequence”
“Shooting a giant funeral in Tokyo”
“Shooting the Yakuza attack at the temple”
“Tao Okamoto (Mariko) as we shot a climactic sequence in the Yashida research facility”
Here’s the official synopsis for The Wolverine:
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 Amazing Spider-Man 2 image comes courtesy of Marc Webb’s Twitter:
“This is what happens when you try to give Electro a ticket”
Here’s the official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man 2:
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.