‘Wolverine 2’ shoot delayed until 2012

Superhero sequel put back while Jackman works on 'Les Mis'

The Wolverine, the next instalment in the X-Men spin-off, has had to delay its production start until early next year.

Thought to begin filming in uutumn of this year, Deadline reports two reasons that may explain why the shoot has been put back.

First up, the industry insider website believes The Wolverine’s star, Hugh Jackman, is currently shooting Les Miserables and will wait until production on that finishes before he puts the claws back on.

The second possible reason lies with the unpredictable Japanese weather. As such, it is reported that the shoot may now take place in Japan and Canada in equal measure.

The road to production for the Wolverine sequel has been a rocky one, with director Darren Aronofsky walking away from the project during pre-production, citing ‘creative differences’.

After a long search, with names ranging from Moon director Duncan Jones and Bourne‘s first film father Doug Liman, James Mangold was eventually chosen as the replacement.

Fox have no confirmed release date for The Wolverine. Hugh Jackman will appear next in Real Steel, due for release in the UK on October 14.