During a phone interview with Darren Osbourne of Chfi.com, Hugh Jackman revealed “The Wolverine” will begin filming this October.
“We shoot in October, so it will probably come out a year after that,” he said. “That’s usually around the timeline.”
Production came to a halt earlier this year when Darren Aronofsky left the project. It was assumed the film wouldn’t pick-up again for at least another year due to the tragic earthquake in Japan. However, months later, Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”) was announced as the new helmer.
In the same intervie, Jackman also confirmed he will indeed star in Tom Hooper’s version of “Les Miserables,” in which the Aussie will play Jean Valjean. No word yet on when that will begin shooting.
As for “The Wolverine,” I hope it’s not at all like “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” which was very disappointing. Nevertheless, I remain optimistic. The storyline on which the sequel is a popular comic-book arc — by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller — in which Wolverine travels to Japan where he will fight ninjas and a Japanese crime lord named Lord Shingen. Ken Watanabe’s name should be all over this.
Look for “The Wolverine” to hit theaters sometime next year.
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