Some more pix. Directing a Kendo sequence at the Yashida Compound. twitter.com/mang0ld/status…— James Mangold
(@mang0ld) May 14, 2013 The trailer reveals that a lot of action takes place at the Yashida Compound, which is a slight departure from the original story told by comic book writer Chris Claremont
. The trailer revealed that the Compound is very large and also has a section comprised entirely of scientific laboratories. Working with the great Hal Yamanouchi
who plays the ailing Yashida. Note the "pin bed" Francois Audouy
and I designed twitter.com/mang0ld/status…— James Mangold
(@mang0ld) May 14, 2013 An interesting tweet, as we have three characters listed as playing Yashida, Yamanouchi, Hiroyuki Sanada
and Ken Yamamura. We know there's a flashback involved with Wolverine and Yashida but why three actors to play the same character? Examining the actors, there appears to be an elderly, middle-aged and young Yashida in the film.