The Wolverine To Film In Japan

With the expected release date for the prequel-sequel The Wolverine getting closer and closer, it’s no surprise that 20th Century Fox are moving quickly on the movie to ensure the July 2013 release. It was confirmed a couple of weeks ago that The Wolverine would film in Australia, but it looks like the on-set shooting will be in Australia, with the location shooting moving to Japan: where the entire movie will be set.

Fox CEO, Tom Rothman said: “It’s set in Japan. A great number of Japanese actors will be in it and it’s based on the very famous run of the comics. I can tell you on behalf of [Hugh Jackman], his goal is to make the ultimate, badass, berserker-rage Wolverine.”

Well, it looks like they’re really gunning to make the definitive Wolverine movie. From Rothman’s comments, it’s likely that the movie will be based on the 1982 comic miniseries, where the Wolverine heads to Japan and falls in love with Mariko Yashida, who, unfortunately, is the heiress to a powerful Yakuza family.

There’s been a lot of crew and director changes for The Wolverine, but it looks like Fox are finally making the final push on the movie. James Mangold will direct, and Chris McQuarrie has penned the script. The Wolverine will (hopefully) be released on July 26, 2013.

Source: Total Film