The Wolverine Will Shoot In A Land Down Under

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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

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • DrSftpork

    can I formally request that we see his iconic mask at least once? Doing Wolverine without the costume (or some variation of it) is like doing Batman without the cape and cowl. Come on!

    • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

      God I hope so.

    • Jose Filion

      Yeah why can’t we see the mask!!

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

      Can’t agree with you on that one. I love Logan but his mask in real life would be a very very hard sell to take seriously. Cosplayers look silly no matter how good the costume is, which is why many go for maskless Wolvie. Besides I just don’t see him making his own mask…Now if they made it some kind of samurai or ninja mask, like some kind of Oni or Onbu mask that would rock!!

      • Lexavi80

        Well… Samurai used to wear masks in battle. If they figure out how to put Wolverine a Samurai mask that resembles the one in the comics… I mean, if they get REALLY creative, and the mask is as used as Thor’s helmet… Then it might work.

  • LionHeart

    Well, this is interesting.