Apparently when actor Hugh Jackman discussed the start of ‘Wolverine 2’ being mid-October, the studio had yet to sign off on that start date according to Deadline.
Fox had been looking to start the production of the film in the Fall, but since most of Christopher McQuarrie’s script takes place in Japan, the studio was having trouble locking in locations for shooting. Because of weather troubles and the recent earthquake in Japan, the studio is now looking at other locations to film the sequel including Canada as was reported recently.
The film also just landed it’s director, James Mangold, in June after director Darren Aronofsky bowed out due to family commitments.
Directed by James Mangold (‘Cop Land’, ‘3:10 to Yuma’) and with a screenplay by superstar writer Christopher McQuarrie (‘The Usual Suspects’, ‘Valkyrie’), ‘Wolverine 2’ is based on Marvel’s 1982 4-part ‘Wolverine’ series from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. In it Wolverine travels to Japan to find his love interest “Lady Mariko”. But his romance is forbidden and once there however, Logan runs afoul of a crime lord and samurais. This leads to many epic battles of course including at least one with the “Silver Samurai”.