Just last week we were hearing that from November 11 to March 1, 2012 The Wolverine would be shooting up in Vancouver, but circumstances may have changed as according to Deadline 20th Century Fox may push filming back to Spring 2012.
The reason is said to be Hugh Jackman’s involvement in Les Miserables, a new version of the classic novel and Broadway musical set in 19th-century France. Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) is directing, and filming was previously said to begin in February, but it may have been moved forward. Deadline also says it is difficult for Fox in “finding just where to shoot in Japan these days because of weather-related considerations.” There concerns are probably why they’re thinking of shooting a big chunk of the movie in Vancouver.
No release date has been set, but 20th Century Fox will probably be looking for a slot in late-2012 or early 2013 depending on when filming gets under-way. The script, written by The Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie, takes Wolverine to Japan where he falls for a woman named Mariko, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord. It will contains many elements from Frank Miller’s Wolverine storyline from the 1980s. James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma) is directing.