We’ve known for a while now that the time for director James Mangold’s new Wolverine movie, titled simply ‘The Wolverine’, was due to start filming this year in Australia. Now we actually know when filming starts.

When a fan asked actor Hugh Jackman, who will be reprising his role as the adamantium-clawed mutant for the fifth time* on the big screen, about any updates on ‘The Wolverine’, Jackman answered back with the following tweet…

What we don’t know yet is how long the crew will be in Australia. When it was first announced that filming would take place there, speculation was that there would be a lot of cash and new jobs coming into the Australian economy. Now, however, we know that filming will only take place partially in Australia and that there will be on-location filming in Japan as well. This makes sense as ‘The Wolverine’ is loosely based on the 1982 mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller in which Wolverine goes to Japan to save an ex-lover from being married off to a crime-lord.

‘The Wolverine’ stars Jackman, is directed by James Mangold (‘3:10 to Yuma’) and based on a script from Mark Bomback (‘Live Free or Die Hard’) and Christopher McQuarrie (‘The Way of the Gun’). It is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2013.

* I said fifth time because, other than some cool promo art, I have been slowly trying to convince myself that ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ never actually happened.