THE WOLVERINE Shoots in Vancouver For 4 Months Beginning This November!

Filming will take place from Nov. 11 to March 1, 2012 at Canadian Motion Picture Park in Burnaby... seemingly boycotting Asia for the majority of the all Japanese set prequel!

The Wolverine was blocked due to the tragic Tsunami in the Spring, leading to the exiting of director Darren Aronofsky, 20th Century Fox had to do a complete re-think of their strategy for their X-Men Origins: Wolverine prequel. Committed to still delivering the film, the studio delayed the shoot all through the summer whilst they mulled over new filming locations and they spoke to a dozen different directors before finally choosing 3:10 to Yuma and Knight & Day helmer James Mangold (solid hiring!) last month and the film is officially back on. Although we've hard no confirmation from Fox as to when or where the movie would begin filming, today The Vancouver Sun reported that The Wolverine will begin filming in Vancouver in November for a lengthy four month shoot.

Hugh Jackman and the cast of Wolverine 2 will be heading to Vancouver in November to round up a star-studded year of Hollywood blockbusters filmed here in B.C. Filming of the action flick is set to take place Nov. 11 to March 1, 2012 at Canadian Motion Picture Park in Burnaby, where scenes from Twilight, Supernatural and Fantastic Four were filmed.
Presumably The Wolverine will film for 5-7 months in total, so very, very interesting to hear they have seemingly gone for a Vancouver shoot. With that much chunk of shooting time, one would think they will be trying their best to make it look like Asia and maybe they will by-pass Japan as much as they can? More info when we get it.... but so far only Hugh Jackman has been cast for the prequel. He will speaking words from Chris McQuarrie's screenplay loosely based on the cool Frank Miller/Chris Claremont era.


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