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Jackman: The Wolverine Will Shoot In October For Late 2012 Release

Sidelined by the devastating earthquake in Japan and the surprise departure of Darren Aronofsky, 20th Century Fox’s The Wolverine appears to be back on track. That’s due in no small part to the recent selection James Mangold as the new director following a three-month search, during which time rumors swirled that the studio was in “no rush” to begin production and might bump the release to 2013.

But this week, star Hugh Jackman told Toronto radio station CHFI that the cameras will roll this fall, about seven months later than initially planned. “We shoot in October, so it will probably come out a year after that,” he said. “That’s usually around the timeline.”

So, that would mean a fall 2012 opening, unless Mangold can pull an X-Men: First Class-style 10-month turnaround, allowing Fox to squeeze The Wolverine into its loaded summer schedule.

Written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie), The Wolverine is based, in part, on the 1982 Wolverine miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, and has Logan battling ninjas and the politics of the Tokyo criminal underworld for the heart of his ex-lover, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord. Jackman has described the script as ” fantastic,” and it’s received a thumbs up from Claremont.

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  • Anonymous

    I really hope this works out well for all involved.

  • Joe

    Enough with Wolverine! I’m so tired of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine everywhere I look. He’s been in four movies already! Origins sucked so bad, the next movie was entire reboot. It was refreshing to get an X-Men movie where Wolverine didn’t exist. Who really wants to watch another movie about him? C’mon Hollywood, take some chances! There are more X-men that could use a good movie. Since X-Canon is shot to hell anyway, why not try a Cyclops movie? I’d love to see that! Chris Pine would be awesome for that role! ENOUGH BORE-VERINE!

  • Jacob

    You need to leave your room if he’s everywhere you look. Four movies don’t take up a lot of space…

  • Xsikal

    “Who really wants to watch another movie about him?”

    Uhm, I do?  Wolverine: Origins was horrible.. (glad I waited for Netflix to see it), but Jackman was one of the best things about the other X-Men movies, and I’d love to see the Frank Miller Wolverine-in-Japan graphic novel come to the silver screen.

    Bonus points for the vitriolic nature of your rant though.. especially given that the news post was clearly entirely about Wolverine, meaning you clicked on it for no reason other than to express your negativity about the character in general.