After looking at Japan and Canada as possible filming locations, “The Wolverine” has settled on Sydney, Australia. The Land Down Under, incidentally the home turf of star Hugh Jackman, offered the production a $12.8 million dollar payment, among other incentives.
Sydney will stand in for Japan in “The Wolverine”, the sequel to 2009s “X-Men Origin: Wolverine”. Set in the Land of the Rising Sun, the story will follow Logan/Wolverine’s time in Japan. The plot borrows heavily from the late 1980s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller arc of the “Wolverine” comic.
I have high hopes for “The Wolverine”, despite the fact that “Origins” was terrible. It can’t get much worse than that, right. And this is one of my absolute favorite Wolverine stories, maybe even my favorite from the entire “X-Men” family. So if they screw this one up, I may never love again. Not really, but I’ll be incredibly disappointed if they squander this particular story.
Production on “The Wolverine” is set to begin in August, and Fox has the theatrical release scheduled for July 26, 2013. James Mangold (“Cop Land”, “3:10 to Yuma”) is directing (after Darren Aronofsky backed out of the project), while Christopher McQuarrrie (“The Usual Suspects”) wrote the screenplay.
Via : Deadline