Production has officially begun on James Mangold’s The Wolverine, which features the return of Hugh Jackman in the iconic Marvel Comics role.
“We’re on day 1 of shooting,” the actor tweeted this morning. “Wolverine is back… feel so pumped about this one… never felt so ready!!!! will keep y’all posted!!!”
Australia’s 7News, meanwhile, managed to catch a sneak peek at the day’s shoot in Kurnell and you can check out their footage in the player below.
Also starring Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee, The Wolverine sees Logan beginning a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is, unfortunately, promised to another man. Since Logan won’t take “no” for an answer, it puts him into battle with her father and her samurai-sword-wielding brothers and Silver Samurai.
The Wolverine is scheduled to hit theaters on July 26, 2013.