Hugh Jackman Squares off Against Hiroyuki Sanada in New Set Photo from THE WOLVERINE

     May 15, 2013

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Shooting wrapped some time ago on The Wolverine, but director James Mangold is happy to keep tweeting set photos.  The latest is a fight between Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Lord Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada), and Mangold added, “Hiro Sanada and HJ rehearse clash of claws and blades. Hiro is a truly great actor, martial artist and friend.”  I’m sure all of this true, but what I don’t understand about this set photo is how Wolverine is even having a battle against a guy with a sword unless the sword is adamantium.  Adamantium swords would be awesome.

Hit the jump to check out the set photo.  The film also stars Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, and Svetlana KhodchenkovaThe Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th.

Via James Mangold.

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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.

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