Rumor: Production on 'The Wolverine' Sequel Might Be Delayed Again
Though the actor will be taking his musical talents to the big screen for the first time early next year with Tom Hooper's new adaptation of Les Miserables, it's been reported that Hugh Jackman would start work on the gestating sequel The Wolverine with director James Mangold shortly thereafter still in early 2012. However, it sounds like that after the delay caused by Darren Aronofsky's departure from the project, the film may yet again be on hold until later next year. Moviehole has word from one of their inside industry sources that some issue in Japan (though it's not clear what) may cause delay in starting production.
Their source says talks to get the film off the ground will resume next year, so that makes it very unlikely that the film will meet its early 2012 projected start date. Though interest may have waned some since Aronofsky left the film, word on the street is that the script for this X-Men Origins sequel is quite good, and much better than the first film. To attract a name like Aronofsky initially, it would have to be on the higher end of quality, at least for a comic book film, so that's not surprising, but these delays are certainly frustrating as fans are eager to see Wolverine's backstory play out on the big screen again. Stay tuned.