Hugh Jackman Says The Wolverine Will Snikt This October

Been wondering when Hugh Jackman will pop those claws and skewer some Japanese baddies already? Wonder no more. According to Jackman, who should know, he being Wolverine and all, “The Wolverine” will begin shooting as early as this October.

Talking to a radio station in Toronto (via IGN), Jackman confirms:

We shoot in October, so it will probably come out a year after that. That’s usually around the timeline.

“Knight and Day’s” James Mangold will direct Jackman on the sequel, replacing Darren Aronofsky, who for the longest time was set to direct.

In the sequel, Wolverine is expected to take a trip to Japan, where he encounters love and all manner of ninja Tomfoolery. The story is supposedly semi-based on the Frank Miller “Wolverine” limited series comic books, and was written by Christopher McQuarrie.