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    Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine turns Moore Park Japanese

Wolverine - Moore Park Film Set

The Wolverine opens today across Australia, and we played a role in the making of this sure-to-be blockbuster! Check out the trailer and then take a sneak peek behind-the-scenes to see how Centennial Parklands turned just a little Japanese for the filming!

Last year Centennial Parklands hosted more than 170 film and photography shoots. Some large (The Great Gatsby movie) and others small (numerous television and magazine ad shoots).

One of the most recent movies to film in the Parklands is Hugh Jackman‘s latest in the Wolverine series. The scene involved the creation of a Japanese home, garden and gateway on the Driver Avenue forecourt in Moore Park.

 

Firstly, take a look at the movie trailer for The Wolverine!

Now, what did The Wolverine house in Moore Park look like?

Building the Japanese home

First, they built the Japanese home

 

Must say that it came up rather well!

Must say that it came up rather well!

 

The gateway was next - nice!

The gateway was next – nice!

 

Then the garden - that's an impressive effort for a very temporary feature!

Then the garden – that’s an impressive effort for a very temporary feature!

 

The filming equipment came in next. I'm sure someone knows how it works.

The filming equipment came in next. I’m sure someone knows how it works.

 

More equipment. Some police cars. All ready for filming.

More equipment. Some police cars. All ready for filming.

 

What is a collective noun for a group of cranes?

What is a collective noun for a group of cranes?

 

A final team briefing before the filming...

A final team briefing before the filming…

 

But we're afraid this is as close as our intrepid photographer got to the filming.

But we’re afraid this is as close as our intrepid photographer got to the filming.

 

Hugh Jackman and Centennial Parklands…

Over the last five years we’ve hosted three films starring Hugh:

We await his next visit with interest!

 

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