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The Wolverine to start filming in August according to star Hugh Jackman

May. 21, 2012by:

This news may not shatter the earth or move any mountains, but it's enough to get you a little excited and hopeful for the future.  Hugh Jackman took some Q&A today on Twitter and responded to the query for an update on THE WOLVERINE that filming is set to begin in August with sound stage work to be filmed in Australia before moving to Japan for on location work. 

THE WOLVERINE is being directed by James Mangold after Darren Aronofsky dropped out.  The script is written by Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, WAY OF THE GUN) and has Hugh Jackman reprising the role of Marvel's favorite mutant, Wolverine, aka Logan, aka James Howlett, aka Patch, aka Runt, aka...you get the idea.  Strangely, he's never called "The" Wolverine in the comics, which makes it a little gimmicky for the movie in my opinion. It's kind of like calling Batman "THE" Batman, rather than just Batman.

It's all good, though.  I'm hoping they get this one right and erase the lackluster X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, which had its moments, but was a disappointment overall.  Even though the loss of Aranofsky was a big blow to the project, I'm hoping that Mangold can "man" up to this and deliver something that doesn't feel like a hackneyed music video movie. 

THE WOLVERINE slices into theaters July 26, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: What Wolverine solo story would you like to see adapted to film? I'd still like to see a proper Weapon X film based on Barry Windsor-Smith's run in Marvel Comics Presents...
Source: Twitter

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3:15AM on 05/22/2012
No matter how bad the last Wolverine flick was (and my God was it horrendously bad!), I can't help but get excited knowing that Jackman will be back to play Logan. This could end up being bad, but with X-Men: First Class being a surprise hit, I'm hoping this will finally be the Wolverine flick Jackman and his fans have been waiting for.
No matter how bad the last Wolverine flick was (and my God was it horrendously bad!), I can't help but get excited knowing that Jackman will be back to play Logan. This could end up being bad, but with X-Men: First Class being a surprise hit, I'm hoping this will finally be the Wolverine flick Jackman and his fans have been waiting for.
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9:54PM on 05/21/2012

Ugghhh...

I love the X-Men mythos so much and First Class really delved deep and created something fresh and original but I'm so tired of Jackman as Wolverine and this movie is going to bomb just like Wolverine: Origins. I think Jackman needs to hang up claws and let someone else play the character.
I love the X-Men mythos so much and First Class really delved deep and created something fresh and original but I'm so tired of Jackman as Wolverine and this movie is going to bomb just like Wolverine: Origins. I think Jackman needs to hang up claws and let someone else play the character.
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5:29PM on 05/21/2012

Wolverine again?

I like Wolverine as much as the next guy, but with so many Xmen to choose from I'm getting a little sad that every title that's come out (except first class)revolves around Wolverine. I wanna see other Mutants in the Spotlight!
I like Wolverine as much as the next guy, but with so many Xmen to choose from I'm getting a little sad that every title that's come out (except first class)revolves around Wolverine. I wanna see other Mutants in the Spotlight!
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5:10PM on 05/21/2012
Actually Batman has been known as "The Batman".


And I am intrigued by this movie, but I won't get to excited.
Actually Batman has been known as "The Batman".


And I am intrigued by this movie, but I won't get to excited.
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2:10PM on 05/21/2012
Good news! can't wait. This will go on my anticipation list for sure.
Good news! can't wait. This will go on my anticipation list for sure.
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1:41PM on 05/21/2012

THOR WITH AN UZI

You have to check out this clip from a movie titled ALMIGHTY THOR.. Hilarious!! Richard Grieco as Loki.. Uzi shot at 0:43/1:26 [link]
You have to check out this clip from a movie titled ALMIGHTY THOR.. Hilarious!! Richard Grieco as Loki.. Uzi shot at 0:43/1:26 [link]
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1:44PM on 05/21/2012
Grieco looks more like Evil Lynn from HE-MAN than Loki LOL
Grieco looks more like Evil Lynn from HE-MAN than Loki LOL
2:31AM on 05/22/2012
if your gonna star in a crap movie at least don't let it be a crap movie that's already a big Hollywood movie! Make it an original movie! There's NO WAY this will ever have a cult following, or really any following!
if your gonna star in a crap movie at least don't let it be a crap movie that's already a big Hollywood movie! Make it an original movie! There's NO WAY this will ever have a cult following, or really any following!
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