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The Wolverine will journey to Japan after all

04.27.2012

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We reported not too long ago that director James Mangold would be taking his production of THE WOLVERINE down to Australia, even with the story itself being set in Japan. And considering the magic movies are capable of these days, it didn't take much of a stretch for the imagination to conjure up various ways in which Mangold's production team might make the Down Under look like Japan.

Yet it turns out that such steps imaginitive steps won't quite be necessary.  "We're doing the stage work in Australia," says Fox CEO Tom Rothman, "[but] the location work will be in Japan." It turns out that all of the delays arising from Hugh Jackman's schedule and the loss of Darren Aronofsky and so on may have actually given Japan sufficient time to recover from its recent bevy of natural disasters that Rothman feels confident in shooting there.  "It's set in Japan," Rothman said further. "A great number of Japanese actors will be in it and it's based on the very famous run of the comics... I can just tell you on behalf of [Jackman], his goal is to make the ultimate, bad ass, berserker rage Wolverine."

I'm glad that Jackman's goal stands so close to the comics and our collective hearts. I think the bigger question at this point if that's really what you'll let him do, Mr. Tom Rothman.  Here's to hoping.

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3:03PM on 04/28/2012
They pull this off as well as they could/should...this will kick seven shades of shite out of the first Wolverine flick.
They pull this off as well as they could/should...this will kick seven shades of shite out of the first Wolverine flick.
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5:52AM on 04/28/2012
Hope they will find a way to squeeze in a Samurai mutant wielding retractable adamantium katanas.... Wait, they did that already, didn't they? maybe they could change the mutant to a chick? No? Oh.

Extra-tidbit: The Hunted (Christopher Lambert) and F&F: Tokyo Drift
Hope they will find a way to squeeze in a Samurai mutant wielding retractable adamantium katanas.... Wait, they did that already, didn't they? maybe they could change the mutant to a chick? No? Oh.

Extra-tidbit: The Hunted (Christopher Lambert) and F&F: Tokyo Drift
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7:15PM on 04/27/2012
Good for the film and Lost in Translation.
Good for the film and Lost in Translation.
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2:47PM on 04/27/2012

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Easy... Seven Samurai.
Easy... Seven Samurai.
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6:01AM on 04/28/2012
easy because you heard The Magnificent Seven was based on it or you know the movie by name? :D
easy because you heard The Magnificent Seven was based on it or you know the movie by name? :D
2:46PM on 04/27/2012

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The Last Samurai, one of those films I can watch again and again and again...

The Wolverine is hands down my most anticipated movie of 2013, nothing comes close.
The Last Samurai, one of those films I can watch again and again and again...

The Wolverine is hands down my most anticipated movie of 2013, nothing comes close.
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12:25PM on 04/27/2012

Damn Rights Battles

Just give us a Wolverine / Hulk movie!!
Just give us a Wolverine / Hulk movie!!
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12:03PM on 04/27/2012
I'm so glad to hear this news, and I support Jackman all the way. He's one of the most devoted actors out there.
I'm so glad to hear this news, and I support Jackman all the way. He's one of the most devoted actors out there.
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12:00PM on 04/27/2012
Yay yay yay! I was very skeptical about them filming in Australia, and I'm glad they get to go to Japan for real. Favourite movie set in Japan? I like The Sinking of Japan. Underrated disaster flick with really good visual effects.
Yay yay yay! I was very skeptical about them filming in Australia, and I'm glad they get to go to Japan for real. Favourite movie set in Japan? I like The Sinking of Japan. Underrated disaster flick with really good visual effects.
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11:36AM on 04/27/2012

Favorite Japan set movie?

The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
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10:53AM on 04/27/2012

KILL BILL

What else! :)
What else! :)
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10:14AM on 04/27/2012

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Best movie set in japan: Either "One Woman Ten Men" or "Special Schoolgirl Class". Oh, wait, are we not including porn?
Best movie set in japan: Either "One Woman Ten Men" or "Special Schoolgirl Class". Oh, wait, are we not including porn?
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11:38AM on 04/27/2012
To be fair, I didn't set any parameters...
To be fair, I didn't set any parameters...
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9:58AM on 04/27/2012
Hell yeah! You gotta' love Jackman for having faith in the character. Anyone else would have moved on three movies ago. This guy sticks around through thick and thin just to do the character justice. You just don't see passion like that everyday. Bravo, Mr.Jackman, bravo.
Hell yeah! You gotta' love Jackman for having faith in the character. Anyone else would have moved on three movies ago. This guy sticks around through thick and thin just to do the character justice. You just don't see passion like that everyday. Bravo, Mr.Jackman, bravo.
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9:47AM on 04/27/2012

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Shogun's Assassin!
Shogun's Assassin!
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9:46AM on 04/27/2012
I'm hoping for the best. Tidbit: Yojimbo
I'm hoping for the best. Tidbit: Yojimbo
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8:43AM on 04/27/2012
Good thing Logan has his healing mutation with all that radiation loose over there.
Good thing Logan has his healing mutation with all that radiation loose over there.
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9:46AM on 04/27/2012
you sir. are a douche bag.
you sir. are a douche bag.
9:53AM on 04/27/2012
Why dear Julian, for stating the obvius? It's probably the reason why Aronofsky declined.
Why dear Julian, for stating the obvius? It's probably the reason why Aronofsky declined.
7:33AM on 04/27/2012

Woo

The Australia thing threw me for a loop, I am glad they confirmed they will still film in Japan... Also, Lost In Translation is the best Japan set movie.
The Australia thing threw me for a loop, I am glad they confirmed they will still film in Japan... Also, Lost In Translation is the best Japan set movie.
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