MOVIE buffs have made the trek to Menangle Street in Picton to catch a glimpse of The Wolverine set being constructed.
Three women have sat across from the set in the hope of seeing the blockbuster’s star, Hugh Jackman.
The first truck load of gravel, which is going to line the road before fake snow is layered on top of it, was dropped on the street just after noon.
Other trucks with saw dust and timber are parked on Argyle Street, which is being transformed to resemble a town in northern Canada’s Yukon region.
Organisers have not confirmed whether Jackman will appear on set for these scenes, but fans have a 12-hour window - from noon tomorrow until midnight - in which they hope to catch a glimpse while filming takes place.
Mr Woodorth, 18, an aspiring movie director, got an early start today, arriving in Picton about 9am to watch the set take shape.
He said this was the first time a movie set was close enough for him to watch.
‘‘It’s not often you get a big Hollywood movie filmed in Australia,’’ he said.
‘‘I’ve seen all the X Men and Wolverine movies, several times.
‘‘Seeing them construct the set is really cool.’’
Sue Fincher of Bargo said her daughter had begged her to take her out of school to watch the set unfold. ‘‘She’s being hysterical,’’ she said.
Picton’s Fiona Clark said she was drawn to the set in the hope of seeing Jackman.
‘‘I’m excited it’s happening here in our little town,’’ she said.
‘‘Of course he (Jackman) is a hunk.’’
Mr Woodorth said the film’s plot was being kept a secret.
‘‘All the major scenes are being filmed at Fox Studios,’’ he said.
‘‘I follow a lot of movie blogs and keep up with what people learn.’’
But speculation from the fans of the X-Men comic books has it that Wolverine - played by Jackman - falls in love with a Japanese woman but comes into conflict with her half-brother - a character called the Silver Samurai.
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