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Has The Wolverine been delayed again? Update: NO

Nov. 29, 2011by: Mike Sampson

RUMOR BUSTER: Spoke with a source close to the production who says that there are no new delays and the schedule for the film is the same as it has been for the past few months, when it was slated for a "spring 2012" start date. Our source says there is no official start date at this time but pre-production is moving ahead at its original schedule. As you were, internet.

Back in August, it was reported that THE WOLVERINE was being pushed back to 2012 in part because of difficulties finding a suitable Japanese shooting location and in part because of Jackman's commitment to LES MISERABLES. Now, Moviehole is reporting that the WOLVERINE sequel could be pushed back even further.

Their claim is that THE WOLVERINE has been delayed again from its early 2012 start date to an as-yet-unknown date later in the year. This quote - "Theyll resume talks again next year" - suggests production has been put on hold.

The reasons given seem to suggest some turmoil again with shooting in Japan and don't reflect the film's quality (they refer to the script as "stellar"). Though I was under the impression that under director James Mangold's regime, the majority of the film was going to use Vancouver as a stand-in for Japan with only a few weeks spent abroad.

LES MISERABLES, which Jackman is filming with Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, isn't set to begin production until next month, which would mean Crowe wouldn't be available until at least March of next month (and then he'd have to get back into full-on WOLVERINE shape). At this rate, maybe Darren Aronofsky will be back available when THE WOLVERINE is finally ready to begin filming...

Source: Moviehole

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11:19PM on 11/29/2011
I'm really starting to lose interest. So just give me a damn X-Men First Class sequel(s).
I'm really starting to lose interest. So just give me a damn X-Men First Class sequel(s).
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5:12PM on 11/29/2011
Jackman's done a terrific job considering physically he didn't resemble the Wolverine character we saw in the comics, but he still had a great look and and the role put him on the map as a leading man. I have nothing but respect for the guy.
BUT, considering the strength of the script (supposedly) and the fact that there will be no continuity between this one and Origins, I'm not totally apposed do it being done without Jackman's involvement.
Jackman's done a terrific job considering physically he didn't resemble the Wolverine character we saw in the comics, but he still had a great look and and the role put him on the map as a leading man. I have nothing but respect for the guy.
BUT, considering the strength of the script (supposedly) and the fact that there will be no continuity between this one and Origins, I'm not totally apposed do it being done without Jackman's involvement.
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3:31PM on 11/29/2011

Hopefully this will be

completely shelved. Wolverine needs a complete re-boot. I like Jackman very much, but I think it's tome to move on.
completely shelved. Wolverine needs a complete re-boot. I like Jackman very much, but I think it's tome to move on.
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11:59AM on 11/29/2011
We never did get updated on the joblo exclusive 'Expendables 2' poster... Sly is reported as saying it is "completely unofficial and bogus." Stories used to get updated here... would be nice to know.
We never did get updated on the joblo exclusive 'Expendables 2' poster... Sly is reported as saying it is "completely unofficial and bogus." Stories used to get updated here... would be nice to know.
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10:52AM on 11/29/2011
It's for the better I think. I'm afriad this will turn out like Origins due to rewrites and talks of a PG-13/Unrated cut.
It's for the better I think. I'm afriad this will turn out like Origins due to rewrites and talks of a PG-13/Unrated cut.
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10:25AM on 11/29/2011
Ignoring the Crowe instead of Jackman bit...he'd be foolish not to get into Wolverine shape for Les Miserables as Jean Valjean's unnatural strength is brought up quite a few times.
Ignoring the Crowe instead of Jackman bit...he'd be foolish not to get into Wolverine shape for Les Miserables as Jean Valjean's unnatural strength is brought up quite a few times.
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9:58AM on 11/29/2011
"LES MISERABLES, which Jackman is filming with Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, isn't set to begin production until next month, which would mean Crowe wouldn't be available until at least March of next month (and then he'd have to get back into full-on WOLVERINE shape)"

Come on....
"LES MISERABLES, which Jackman is filming with Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, isn't set to begin production until next month, which would mean Crowe wouldn't be available until at least March of next month (and then he'd have to get back into full-on WOLVERINE shape)"

Come on....
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9:39AM on 11/29/2011
Um, you need to fix that last paragraph. Sounds like Russell Crowe is taking over the role of Wolverine.
Um, you need to fix that last paragraph. Sounds like Russell Crowe is taking over the role of Wolverine.
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12:35PM on 11/29/2011
That would be awesome in fact!
That would be awesome in fact!
2:02PM on 11/29/2011
No it wouldn't :P
No it wouldn't :P
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