Well if they’re not going to film in Japan, they might as well film The Wolverine in a place familiar to the character: Canada.
The Vancouver Sun reported today that the follow up to 2008’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine is going to begin filming this November in Vancouver (“Hollywood North” according to the paper). The 20th Century Fox production is apparently going to be in town while Superman: The Man of Steel is filming.
James Mangold (Walk the Line) and crew will resume the film that seemed close to coming to a screeching halt after the movie’s original director, Darren Aronofsky, departed the film as it’s start date neared. Filming is scheduled to run through March 1, 2012, and it is not clear if any filming will resume in Japan, as was initially planned.
The Wolverine does not have a scheduled release date, though it is listed on IMDB as being 2012. The film also stars Ken Watanabe (Wilson Jones Jong), Naturi Naughton (Cecilia Reyes) and Kelly Hu (reprising her role as Lady Deathstrike).