Good news, everyone! After rumors The Wolverine would be shooting in Australia exclusively, where they apparently get a very nice tax break, Fox CEO Tom Rothman has confirmed the production will indeed do location work in Japan. He clarified to MTV, “we’re doing the stage work in Australia… the location work will be in Japan.”
It’s such good news they’re filming in Japan, where much of Christopher McQuarrie‘s script is set. Had they tried to reproduce the Japanese scenery in an Australian sound stage I think they would have lost some of the heart to Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Wolverine, on which The Wolverine is said to be based.
It’s set in Japan. A great number of Japanese actors will be in it and it’s based on the very famous run of the comics… I can just tell you on behalf of [Jackman], his goal is to make the ultimate, bad ass, berserker rage Wolverine.
Of course, Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine with James Mangold directing. They’ll be working from Mark Bomback‘s revision of McQuarrie’s script.
The Wolverine will release July 26, 2013.