THE WOLVERINE Production Pushed Back from Fall 2011 to Spring 2012

     August 24, 2011


The Wolverine is having trouble becoming a movie.  Last fall, Darren Aronofsky signed  on to direct a March 2011 shoot, at which point you got excited about the sequel.  When March came around, Aronofsky dropped out, and you gave up all hope again.  Hugh Jackman promised they’d get The Wolverine in front of cameras by October, and the city of Vancouver was preparing to welcome the crew in November.  About that last point: Christopher McQuarrie’s script takes place mostly in Japan.  The bulk of filming was also scheduled for Japan, but the massive March earthquake complicated things, necessitating a greater reliance on Vancouver.  Deadline hears “weather-related considerations” could pull Fox out of Japan altogether, which is unfortunate.  Moreover, the fall start looks increasingly unlikely, in part to allow Jackman to film Les Miserables.

The delay won’t cripple development.  Despite critical evisceration, X-Men Origins: Wolverine earned nearly $400 million worldwide.  Fox wants a sequel, but director James Mangold may not get the chance to film until spring 2012, and he may not be able to shoot on location as much as we hoped.

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