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.


  • LiamH

    Hard to have any excitement for this when Origins was so sh**ty.

    • tazmaniak

      Yeah, but this film has a better director and apparently, a better script.A script that both Darren Aronofsky, and Mark Romanek have proclaimed as excellent.Hell, even Chris Claremont, who wrote the comic this film is based on, read the script and says he likes it very much.That script was good enough to get Darren Aronofsky, to sign on.

      Now they have James Mangold as the director.Cop Land, Girl Interrupted, Identity, 3:10 to Yuma and Walk the Line.

      And judging from First Class, it seems Fox has learned to back off and let the creators make these movies.Do you know how big a risk it was for them to let Singer and Vaughn make First Class a period film?

      So, I’m excited.Great character(when he’s used correctly), great director, great source material and great script(reportedly).

      • LiamH

        I know all that but this is still FOX that we’re talking about, First Class is the only thing they’ve done right in a long time in regards to CBM.
        Also they worked Matthew Vaughn to death so they could get the movie out this past June, they should’ve delayed it if it was gonna be such a time crunch.

        I have hardly any faith in FOX when it comes to CBM or in general, if it happens we’ll see but if it doesn’t I really wouldn’t care.

  • junierizzle

    Am I the only one who doesn’t give a rat’s ass if this ever gets made?

    • HelghastUser

      No, you’re not…

      It may get delay after delay but from what i understand FOX was pleased with the earnings of the first one so their eyes lit up with dollar signs. So while it may get delays i doubt it would get cancelled….

  • Bridget Harris

    I hope that in The Wolverine, they include some of the following characters:

    Albert, Melita Garner, Tyger Tiger (Jessan Hoan), Itsu, Amiko Kobayashi, Rancor, X-23, Mariko Yashida, Yukio.

    I look forward to seeing some of the following villains in this:

    Bloodscream, Chimera, Abraham Cornelius, Cyber, Daken, Genesis, The Gorgon, Malcolm Colcord, Matsu’o Tsurayaba, Mister X, Nitro, Nuke, Ogun, Omega Red, Red Right Hand, Romulus, Roughouse, Shiva, Shingen Yashida, Taskmaster, Weapon XI, Wendigo, Wild Child.

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  • danger

    i still have to see the movie to make judgements. the Aronofsky attachment was the big deal, but i really think Aronofsky flirts with these projects like Robocop, Batman:Year One, and Watchmen because he wants to be on the radar of not just the arthouse fare, but the moviegoers in general. People talk about you in Hollywood. but until he makes that “studio action picture”, i’ll still believe that all of those fanboy projects was just publicity stunt.

    the script is the saving grace right? but Christopher McQuarrie’s most famous work was The Usual Suspect, and am i the only one who thinks that the movie was a mess? Mark Romanek says Wolverine 2′s script is terrific, and he’s a guy who won’t benifit from any of these(because he passed on it), so i guess there is still room forn optimism

    • Kenny B

      I agree, The Usual Suspects is the ‘Jack’ of overrated movies.

  • Nawtnt

    Forget about Wolverine 2.

    The first one was just awful.

  • Ryan

    Oh darn….a shitty movie is having a hard time getting produced…such a sad bit of news. I wish more shitty movies had a harder time becoming realized. Hollywood can choke on Wolverine 2.

  • ozzie

    hollywood screwed up the x-men universe so badly I don’t even want to think about this movie.

    First Class was the only decent X-men film.

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  • Terry

    Hey what happened to Hughe’s robot, sock’em and knock’em out picture? Hummmmm!
    This guy is starting to lose is swagger man. Wolverine was turrrrrrrrash!
    Saw 5 minutes of kings speach, sorry for going off topic, and fell asleep.
    Boring POS!

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