Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vancouver Start For "Wolverine 2"

According to VancouverFilm.Net, 20th Century Fox will film their latest "X-Men" motion picture spin-off "Wolverine 2" in Vancouver, to be directed by James Mangold starring Hugh Jackman, starting November 11, 2011 through to March 1, 2012

Some of the lensing of the Marvel comics adaptation will take place at the Canadian Motion Picture Park in Burnaby, where scenes from "Twilight' and "Fantastic Four" were also filmed.

The film will be a stand-alone feature, and not a sequel to director Gavin Hood's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", also starring Jackman as the Canadian super-hero.

The screenplay written by Christopher McQuarrie is based on writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller's Marvel Comics "Wolverine" solo, 4-part 1982 limited series.

In that comic book series, 'Logan', aka 'Wolverine', the Canadian mutant with 'adamantium' retractable claws, is a 'ronin', or masterless, failed samurai who hides a deep-seated code of honor underneath his rage.

Logan travels to Japan to confront the woman he loves and the man that would keep them apart.

Claremont introduced the villain 'Shingen Yashida', a crime lord that is Wolverine's physical better. When his foe is eventually defeated, Logan prepares to settle down into wedded bliss with 'Lady Mariko', but the presence of new villains threatens to derail the peace, leading to a climactic battle between Wolverine and the 'Silver Samurai'.

Also included in the stories are "X-Men" mutants 'Rogue', 'Cyclops', 'Storm', 'Kitty Pryde' and 'Nightcrawler'.

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