So I’m sure that by now everyone knows what’s happening with these updates. The seconds movie has been confirmed, but filming will not start yet until Hugh Jackman becomes stockier like Wolverine and considering all the tormoil is Japan ends. Here is more news on the subject.
“Christopher McQuarrie, who went uncredited for his work on X-Men, was hired to write the screenplay for the Wolverine sequel in August 2009. According to Lauren Schuler-Donner, the sequel will focus on the relationship between Wolverine and Mariko, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord, and what happens to him in Japan. Wolverine will have a different fighting style due to Mariko’s father having “this stick-like weapon. There’ll be samurai, ninja, katana blades, different forms of martial arts – mano-a-mano, extreme fighting.” She continued: “We want to make it authentic so I think it’s very likely we’ll be shooting in Japan. I think it’s likely the characters will speak English rather than Japanese with subtitles.” In January 2010, at the People’s Choice Awards, Jackman stated that the film will start shooting sometime in 2011, and in March 2010 McQuarrie declared that the screenplay was finished for production to start in January the following year. Sources indicated Darren Aronofsky was in negotiations to direct the film after Singer turned down the offer.”
“In October 2010, it was confirmed that Aronofsky will direct the film. Jackman commented that with Darren Aronofsky directing that Wolverine 2 will not be “usual” stating, “This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope… Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different. This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark… But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure”.”
“In November 2010, Aronofsky stated that the title of the film will be The Wolverine and described the film as a “one-off” rather than a sequel. Also in November, Fox Filmed Entertainment sent out a press release stating that they have signed Darren Aronofsky and his production company Protozoa Pictures to a new two-year, overall deal. Under the deal, Protozoa will develop and produce films for both 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures. Aronofsky’s debut picture under the pact will be The Wolverine. It has been reported that the film will begin principal photography in March 2011 in New York City before the production moves to Japan for the bulk of shooting. In March 2011, Aronofsky announced he had relinquished his position as director of the film because he was concerned of being out of the country for too long, wanting to be with his family.”
Considering all the circumstances, there will be no date to begin filming. First and for most they need a new director, one who will do a good job and not divert from the story line that has already been written under Aronofsky and Japan needs to re-paired before anything can be filled there. Under these circumstances there has yet to be anything announced, although the project will still pushed forward once all the pieces come together.