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.



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  • Brent

    Not as excited as when Aronofsky was going to direct, but still pretty f’n stoked. Hopeful this one is better than “Origins”

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Same, I thought Aronofsky might have done something different, but on the otherhand, it could have been so different to be outline as well. Regardless, this is the best Wolverine story arc to mine for a movie.

    You can go up from Wolverine: Origins.

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Same, I thought Aronofsky might have done something different, but on the otherhand, it could have been so different to be outline as well. Regardless, this is the best Wolverine story arc to mine for a movie.

    You can go up from Wolverine: Origins.

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Same, I thought Aronofsky might have done something different, but on the otherhand, it could have been so different to be outline as well. Regardless, this is the best Wolverine story arc to mine for a movie.

    You can go up from Wolverine: Origins.

  • Wolfmanimages5

    please give him a mask,

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    As long as they stay out of the rest of the X men villains (except Omega Red) they can do a few good movies with Logan. Villain wise there’s Silver Samurai, Cyber, Romulus, Sabretooth, Mr. X, and more. They can use Maverick, and another version of the military esque Team X to tell some more stories too. Hoping for redemption after Origins.

    • Juggernaut

      I hope that they decide to totally disregard the first one. While there were a few high spots, correction, very few, like Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth, Ryan Reynolds in the beginning as Deadpool, It is nearly impossible to incorporate the events of XO:W into a valuable franchise. A new film with a new director. No ties to the first and following truer to the comic arc will give the film the direction that it needs. The Japan storyline was always a popular one. Going into a sequel to that, if this one proves good, they could tackle other storylines and maybe revisit the Weaponx/Team X story done right. Hopefully we gat a decent adaptaion of that. The first and second X-Men movie set it up so well that the fact that they didn’t deliver on that was a huge let down!

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Pretty much what I was thinking. Bring back Liev and start from scratch.
        Sent on the go.

        • Juggernaut

          I’d like to see a de-evolution of Sabretooth! Have him becoming more like the Creed we meet in the first X-Men film. Slowly transforming into that look over a few films. That would be cool. Have this film similar to The Incredible Hulk. I felt that with that they made it a reboot without cutting all ties to the Ang Lee movie. It was as easy for someone who saw the Lee movie to go in and say o”Okay. This is where he’s at now.” Sure they changed elements and the origin,for the better, but it could still be construed as a semi-continuation of the Eric Banna one.
          They set up Logan at the bar at the end of XO:W. They can do the Miller arc and then tie into another story.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            I’m sure that’s the route they’re gonna go as not to completely alientate people who may think they’re going into a sequel. Ghost Rider is doing much the same. A de-evolution of Creed would be interesting, but he wasn’t really a beast, just acted like one. He still had that sadistic side with the “scream for me” line, wich was pure Creed. I’d like to see them strike a balance between the sadist and the animal.

            Sent on the go.

          • juggernaut

            That would be great! Speaking of the new GR film, Blackout as the villain should be cool! I’d like to see Dan Ketch come in and have Nic Cage sport the trench coat and shotgun.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            They could definitely spin that. Hell maybe tthey shoulda went that route anyway.

            Sent on the go.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            They could definitely spin that. Hell maybe tthey shoulda went that route anyway.

            Sent on the go.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            They could definitely spin that. Hell maybe tthey shoulda went that route anyway.

            Sent on the go.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            They could definitely spin that. Hell maybe tthey shoulda went that route anyway.

            Sent on the go.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            They could definitely spin that. Hell maybe tthey shoulda went that route anyway.

            Sent on the go.

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          Liev already said he wasn’t interested in coming back as Sabertooth. I guess if they threw $15mil at him, he might. Think the super hero genre wasn’t for him.

  • Roger Mortis

    Can someone explain to me why they keep trying to hand comic book franchises over to Darren Aaronofsky? Sure, he’s made some good indie films, but that doesn’t mean he can deliver a good superhero movie (Ang Lee anyone?).

    True, Chris Nolan started out as an indie filmmaker, but he had already transitioned to mainstream movies like Insomnia before he got the keys to the Batman franchise.

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      I’d agree with this comment. Maybe they were confused and thought Black Swan was a based on a Marvel super hero?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It’s because Darren Aronofsky is TALENTED. Have you ever seen “Pi”? His feature-film, low-budget debut? Or “Requiem for a Dream”, his first big-budget movie? Guys like Aronofsky and Nolan and James Mangold can direct movies like The Wolverine or any comic book movie with ONE HAND tied behind their back. They can pretty much direct ANYTHING they put their minds to it and come out with a great product. You take someone like, say, Louis Leterrier or Rob Cohen out of the action movie genre and they’d be weeping in a corner like a baby.