Last week we mentioned that it was looking like 20th Century Fox are keen to bring on Darren Aronofsky for directing the next Wolverine film. This is starting to look almost a certainty as Deadline has reported that the talks have already turned to location specifics and a shooting schedule.
In order to accommodate other demands on leading actor Hugh Jackman and Aronofsky’s time the sound stage portions of the film look to be filmed in New York, with a start date of March 2011. This schedule will allow Aronofsky to complete all of his duties including premieres and other promotional events on his latest film ‘Black Swan’ which stars Natalie Portman.
Following New York production is said to move to Japan where the bulk of the film will take place.
If filming starts in early 2011, we can probably expect to see Wolverine 2 hit screens in around mid-2012 which with a possible Superman film from Zack Snyder coming out around then is shaping up to be a good looking year for comic book movie fans.