Wolverine 2 Finally Shooting…In Aus!

Wolverine 2 Finally Shooting…In Aus!

After delays and Director shuffles, the Wolverine sequel (imaginatively titled The Wolverine) has finally got the green light for shooting… in Sydney!

The announcement comes after over a year of delays and several Director swaps. James Mangold, Director of Walk the Line and 3:10 to Yuma will be at the helm of this sequel which will commence filming in August this year.

Despite rumours surrounding Japan and Canada as potential locations, New South Wales won out. The Eastern state will be masquerading as Japan where the film is set.

It is estimated the shoot will generate over $80million in product expenditure in NSW, create more than 720 jobs and give 1200 Aussie extras the chance to strut their stuff.

Though most of the post-production work will be done in the US, we do get a stab at some visual effects work (hopefully they’ll be a little better than the cringe-worthy effects of X-men Origins: Wolverine…)

The Wolverine is expected to hit screens in July 2013.

Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational