We got news today that "The Wolverine will begin filming in August in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The $80 million production will create more than 720 jobs for NSW-based cast and crew, along with opportunities for as many as 1,200 extras.
Hugh Jackman had this to say about filming in Australia: "I couldn't be more excited to return to Australia to film the next chapter in the Wolverine saga, thanks to the significant support from the federal and NSW governments. It will be great to work with the highly talented crew and to provide employment opportunities to so many people across all levels of the industry. Not to mention, [wife] Deb and I will get to spend some time with the family back in Australia."
The Wolverine is the 6th film in the X-Men franchise and is sure to be a blockbuster and it is slated for release in July 2013.
"The Wolverine" is about Logan going to Japan so the natural place to shoot the film is, of course, Austrailia.
@Col_B_SECTION20 The wolverine is filming in OZ in August! Don't know city yet. You could see Hugh Jackman!