Hugh Jackman flexes in behind-the-scenes Wolverine image

Directors revealing photos from behind the scenes of their superhero movies is becoming a legitimate trend on Twitter, with The Wolverine helmer James Mangold following the lead of Marc Webb ( The Amazing Spider-Man ) and Bryan Singer ( X-Men: Days Of Future Past ) .

Mangold took to the social networking site to reveal an image of an extremely ripped-looking Jackman (in Wolvie’s trad vest get-up) filming a wood-chopping scene in Omishima. We’re guessing this scene will do little to quell Jackman’s ‘ultimate male’ status…

Mangold also notes that an eight-inch caterpillar was spotted on set that morning (probably not a euphemism).

The still should help to sate the appetites of fans desperate for the trailer: Mangold previously promised a glimpse in early 2013 (opens in new tab) , so we’re hoping that’ll drop sooner rather than later.

Check out the image in full below:

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The Wolverine opens in the UK on 26 July 2013.

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Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.