Filming for the X-Man’s origin sequel is underway in Australia, with Les Miserables actor Hugh Jackman reprising his role in a scene including bars, beers, and a bear!

The Wolverine is a direct sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, thought to be based on Frank Miller’s “Wolverine” comic series which sees the hero in Japan (the post-credits scene at the end of The Wolverine‘s predecessor shows Logan drinking in a Japanese bar). Oddly, however, Australia was instead doubling for a snowy town in Canada. The scene in question seems to be one particular portion of the comics in which Wolverine tracks down a beer-drinking hunter to a local bar, after suspecting a bear has been poisoned.

Check out the full set of photos below, courtesy of CBM.

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Actor Hugh Jackman on set of the new Wolverine movie being filmed in Picton NSW. Photo by Jonathan Ng Wollondilly Advertiser.
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Also starring Svetlana Khodchenkova and Will Yun Lee, The Wolverine is scheduled for release next year.

How do you think this sequel will compare to the universally panned origin story?