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Hugh Jackman Says The Wolverine Begins Filming In August

Hey everyone, big news. Wolverine 2 will begin filming this summer. Wait, what do you mean, “Yeah, right?” Oh, sure, we’ve said this before, maybe once or twice. But after countless delays, the sequel appears ready to begin filming, according to its lead.

That’s right, Hugh Jackman himself Tweeted that the Wolverine sequel “starts shooting in August.” He was responding to an inquiry from a follower, which just goes to show you that every once in a while, when you ask a celebrity a question via social media, they’ll answer.

But this remains one of those believe-it-when-I-see-it situations, as Jackman has appeared ready to slip back into the adamantium claws for some time now, and has run into numerous delays. Directors come and go (James Mangold’s currently on the hook to helm). Natural disasters affect Japan, where the crew planned to film. Jackman moves on to musicals, like Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables.

Perhaps Wolverine really will begin filming in August, with Jackman finally able to bring the classic Frank Miller-John Romita Japanese storyline to fruition. If you remember, it was teased all the way back in 2009, at the end of the credits of X-Men: Origins – Wolverine. The actor has remained committed to the role, and to the fans. He deserves the opportunity to get Wolverine right. (Even though I’d argue he already did an outstanding Wolvie in Bryan Singer’s first X-Men movie.) If they start filming in August, as Jackman claims, expect casting news soon. The movie has a tentative release date of July 26, 2013, which will be difficult to make even if that August date comes true.

Sean O'Connell
Sean O'Connell

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.