Wolverine will start filming at the beginning of November, less than a month away, so its about time we got some info about what’s happening with the film. Here are some updates for you:
The official title for the X-Men spin-off will be X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It is believe that fellow spin-off Magneto will have a similar title.
Australian actor Brendan Cowell went on Australian radio show Triple J and told the presenters that he was auditioning for a part in a major Hollywood film. He couldn’t say which but he did say he was auditioning for a mutant. You can listen to the interview here.
Filming – Queenstown and Central Otago over December and January
…a production office has already been set up in town to employ several locals and out-of-towners. The four- to six-week shoot could see 100 or more Queenstowners hired as set builders, grips, runners, drivers, caterers and the like. More than one set will be built in the Wakatipu but shooting will also take place in Central Otago, including Naseby.
A source says Queenstown was chosen not only for the scenery but because of the sizeable film community here – who mostly work on TV commercials – as well as the ready availability of accommodation, bars and restaurants.
20th Century Fox has set a May 1, 2009 release date. As of now, the only other film staking out the May 1, 2009, date is Disney’s animated film G-Force