Hugh Jackman wasn’t going to let it die, and it hasn’t. The Wolverine had however been in turmoil for a long time. They had originally planned to shoot in Japan over summer but atrocious earthquakes made that impossible. Then things hit a snag when Darren Aronofsky vacated the directing job, due to the lack of uncertainty in the project and the amount of time he would have to spend away from his family. Despite several fallbacks Jackman was not prepared to let this go. And he hasn’t.
The script by Christopher McQuarrie must have attracted several directors because a few names were in contention before James Mangold took the job. And now in a very quick turn around period, especially for a big budget movie like this, Jackman has said that the movie will start shooting in October:
We shoot in October, so it will probably come out a year after that. That’s usually around the timeline.
Wolverine is hot property for 20th Century Fox, so I imagine they will want to keep the release date as soon as possible. The preparation shouldn’t be too much as I’d imagine, a lot of it will be left over from when Aronofsky was in the driving seat. Still, that 1 year turn around for filming and post-production on a project as supposedly ambitious as this may be very tight. No official date is set yet but you can probably expect for a release date change for The Wolverine sometime in the near future.
Personally, I’m happy to see the project in motion again with a solid filmmaker behind the camera. Despite the production setbacks, I still think this one will turn out alright.
Source: The Playlist