“The Wolverine” is set to begin shooting this year and while the original plan was to have it shoot in Japan, the devastating after effects of the various tsunamis and earthquakes have made it a location not feasible for the film shoot.
Vancouver was the next option but it appears as if director James Mangold and company decided to instead shoot the movie in Australia.
New South Wales Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner had this to say about the production moving down under:
"The Wolverine is expected to generate more than $80 million in production expenditure in NSW and create more than 720 jobs for NSW-based cast and crew, along with opportunities for 1200 extras. It is a testament to our screen industry that Hugh Jackman and his team have chosen to come back to Australia after such a positive experience making the X-Men Origins."
But don't think that just because it's set in Australia that they're going to drop the Japan setting with ninjas and samurais. That's still the plan for the sequel.
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