Though the first Wolverine movie, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” received a some…mixed reviews, excitement for a possible sequel has been palpable within 20th Century Fox as well as the fan community since the movie first hit back in 2009. Unfortunately, it looks like everyone is going to have to wait a bit longer for another Wolvey flick.
Deadline is reporting that though production on “The Wolverine” was rumored to begin in Fall of this year, that date was never an official one. The film’s story, which is reported to be heavily influenced by the classic “Wolverine” limited series by comic book legends Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, is set largely in Japan, and due to “weather-related considerations,” it’s questionable whether filming will be able to being before Spring 2012.
The exclusive report also states that filming “might switch to Canada or become a combination of the two countries,” or could even be pushed back until after the film’s star, Hugh Jackman, finishes work on “Les Miserables.” This isn’t the first hiccup in the ongoing saga of “The Wolverine,” as director Darren Aronofsky stepped away from the film back in March, presumably to free up time to make a movie about our favorite naked Biblical drunkard, “Noah.”
A few months later, “The Wolverine” picked up James Mangold as a director, who is best known for his work on “3:10 to Yuma” and “Walk the Line”. Mangold will be directing from a script by Christopher McQuarrie, who has previously written “The Usual Suspects,” “The Way of the Gun” and others.
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