The Wolverine cannot be killed. After losing a shooting location and a director, the apology sequel to last year’s Origins: Wolverine seemed like it was a doomed project. But according to star Hugh Jackman, shooting will begin this October, and the movie should be released around one year later. Although nothing is finalized, Fox is pushing for the film to begin production as soon as possible.
James Mangold, director of Walk the Line and Kate and Leopold (so you don’t know where this guy is coming from), replaced Darren Aronofsky—probably too consumed by the coming floods to remain attached—as The Wolverine’s director, working with a script by Christopher McQuarrie.
Jackman may have to push back shooting for Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables, in which he’ll play the lead, Jean Valjean. Additionally, the unbearably talented actor will star in Real Steel and will cameo in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. He’s in a world of mutant superheroes, the French Revolution, the Robot Fighting League, and 19th Century China. Jackman is boundless.