With shooting on the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” expected to begin in January 2011 and a script recently completed, things are certainly falling into place for Hugh Jackman’s return to the big screen as the clawed Canadian mutant.
MTV News caught up with Jackman last night at the premiere of “Date Night,” and he praised the most recent draft of the screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie.
“It’s the best one we’ve had,” said the actor.
Jackman previously indicated that the sequel will bring Wolverine to Japan for a film inspired by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s classic run on the comic book series. In the tale, Wolverine ends up at odds with a Japanese crime lord and falls in love with his daughter, Mariko.
“At least part of it [will be filmed in Japan],” he told MTV News. “You know how these things work. We may not be able to do all of it in Japan, but definitely a lot of it.”
Asked whether we’ll see the Marvel mutant in 3-D next time around, Jackman simply responded, “Don’t know — but that’s a good question.”
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