BySarah Gibson, writer at Creators.co
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Sarah Gibson

Unlike its dull, tired forefather, Origins, James Mangold's The Wolverine was set after the events of The Last Stand, with Wolverine all alone following the superhero ensemble's disintegration.

, with his giant retractable adamantium-laced claws, had his back against the wall and was surrounded by his foes in Japan, cooking up the cruel kind of chaos that we love seeing Wolvie dole out. But, how exactly did he prep for all those fights? Luckily, we have the answer to that question...

In this clip, Japanese actor - who played Shingen in the movie - discusses some specific combat scenes, and we get a glimpse into how Hugh got ready for the role. Check it out:

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