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Published On: Mon, Jul 25th, 2011

Hugh Jackman confirms ‘Wolverine 2’ rumors, villain and shoot

Hugh Jackman was on-hand at the San Diego Comic Con to promote his Dreamworks film “Real Steel” (see photos and read more here) but Jackman was hit with questioned about the pending Wolverine film, simply titled “The Wolverine”.

After production delays, director Darren Aronofsky dropping out and the Japan earthquake/tsunami delaying production further, it appears “The Wolverine” will begin filming.

Jackman offered little details telling the crowd that filming is scheduled to start in October and that “Chris McQuarrie has written a fantastic script.” He added that he will fight the Silver Samurai in the new film and “that should be exciting.”

This is a confirmation of the leaked story from October of last year which was retracted rather quickly. Read those details here, Spoiler alert!

First appearing in Daredevil #111, the Silver Samurai is a criminal from Japan that has the ability to absorb tachyon particles and turn it into a sword of pure energy that can destroy anything except adamantium.

James Mangold will takeover as director and “The Wolverine” is set to be released in the summer of 2012.

photo 20th Century Fox


About the author – Brandon Jones

My first effort at “blogging” before it was called “blogging” was a Pop Culture, Comic Book column at CrazedFanboy.com.

A lot sure has changed since these days.

Due to the support/pressure from my DOB comrades, Splash Page was resurrected to publish Pop Culture topics and the “State of the Nation” will continue to deal with politics and heavy issues.

Brandon has two comic book columns on Examiner:

http://www.examiner.com/comic-book-movies-in-national/brandon-jones

http://www.examiner.com/comic-books-in-tampa-bay/brandon-jones

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