Last night there were rumours of yet another delay to the production schedule of The Wolverine, with reports claiming that the troubled X-Men spin off sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine had been forced back to the negotiation table with studio executives. However, the good news for those of us who thoroughly enjoyed seeing Hugh Jackman get the kind of screentime his Wolverine deserves is that the stories appear to be wide of the mark.
The movie, which is set to begin shooting in Montreal in spring 2012, has been troubled right from the start. It focusses on Wolverine's time in the Far East, but plans were hit when the area it of Japan it was to shoot in was devestated in the March tsunami. This followed on from planned director Darren Aronofsky pulling out of the project, later being replaced by James Mangold.
While Wolverine's Origins story didn't go down all that well with many people, it seems that lessons have been learned and the Christopher McQuarrie penned script is apparently going down quite well among those who have had the chance to cast their eyes over it. If ever there was a badass character who really needed a top movie to excel in, it's got to be Wolverine, so we'll be following developments very closely.