The Wolverine, the follow-up to 2009′s critically-panned X-Men Origins: Wolverine isfinally due to start shooting next week after several delays.
The film, directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day) and starring Hugh Jackman as Logan, will first shoot on location in Japan and then move to sound stage in Australialater this summer.
Word is that the film is based on the famous 1982 Wolverine limited series by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont, which took Wolvie to Japan for martial arts training and risky romance. Fox CEO Tim Rothman has promised that The Wolverine will take full advantage of local Japanese acting talent while on location.
The Wolverine slices into theaters July 26, 2013.