Behind the scenes photos were released recently from the set of two of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2013: Thor 2 and The Wolverine.
This is, of course, not a picture of the movie set. It is a drawing. But you get the idea... moving on!
The pics from Thor 2 reveal a key element of the plot of the upcoming sequel, which will follow the warriors of Asgard as they take on the Dark Elves of Svartalfeim. Amongst the pics is a hooded, Freddy Krueger-looking character that is currently being referred to as a "marauder," according to on set sources, sparking questions as to whether or not this is actually in fact a Dark Elf. Overall, it looks like this Thor outing may actually play more closely to the fantastical world of the Thor comic book than the original, which found our Nordic God hero in the modern world. Also amongst the pics is an excellent shot of Sif, played by Jamie Alexander, in full battle regalia.
Pictures also surfaced from the shoot of The Wolverine, the character's first solo outing since 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The plot is said to take inspiration from the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller Marvel miniseries from the 1980's that deals with Logan's travels in Japan as he fights a shadowy band of ninjas in the ceremonial garb of the samurai. Knight and Day and 3:10 To Yuma director James Mangold is in the director's chair this time around, spinning what is said to be a darker take on the character than fans have previously seen within the character's many on screen incarnations. As we can see from the photos. Hugh Jackman is back as the admantium-clawed anti-hero, which is somewhat of a feat, considering that these days superheroes are often recast before their movies hit the Cineplex. We're guessing that Mangold is really going to up the game this time around. In the years since 2009, Batman fever has gripped public consciousness and comic book fans have grown more accustomed to a bolder and more cinematically lush take on superhero movie action. With a Frank Miller inspired screenplay and the awesome backdrop that Tokyo can offer, The Wolverine might just take this amazing character to the next level.
Which movie are you more excited for: Thor 2, or The Wolverine?