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Production on Wolverine sequel is delayed

25 August 2011 by Francesca Steele

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Production on The Wolverine, the Hugh Jackman X-sequel, is delayed, Christian Bale in Oldboy remake and The Woman in Black teaser poster is released.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine 3

Those eagerly anticipating the sequel to 2009's X-men Origins: Wolverine from Hugh Jackman and co following the acclaimed X-Men: First Class release this year, will be put out by the news that production on The Wolverine has been pushed back because of "weather conditions".

The James Mangold-directed movie - which will see Hugh Jackman reprise his role as the X-Men character - was due to begin shooting in the autumn, but a combination of the Australian actor's commitment to new musical Les Miserables and the weather in Japan means it may now not begin until spring 2012.

Filming may now move to Canada instead of Japan, or a combination of the two, and have to wait until Hugh has completed work on Tom Hooper's 'Les Mis', according to Deadline, the Hollywood entertainment website.

The movie has been beset with problems for a while - Darren Aronofsky dropped out of filming due to personal issues and a recent earthquake in Japan also caused delays.

CHRISTIAN BALE TO PLAY VILLAIN IN OLDBOY REMAKE?

Christian BaleChristian Bale has already proven that he is just as at ease playing miscreants as he is the good guy. American Psycho, The Fighter - even The Dark Knight is one of your more conflicted heroes.

And, among many options awaiting him when filming on The Dark Knight Rises is finished, is reported to be the role of the villain in the Spike Lee remake of Oldboy. Yes, that's the South Korean 2003 film whose hero find himself locked in a hotel room for 15 years without knowing his captor's motives. Bale's role would be as his captor and it's not yet clear who would play his prisoner.

No doubt if the film was a big hitter at the box office studios may consider remaking the other two installments in the Korean vengeance trilogy: Sympathy for Mr Vengeance and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

However Bale has plenty of other options to choose from. Clint Eastwood’s Beyoncé-starring remake of A Star Is Born is also believed to have appealed to him, as has Michael Mann’s treasure-hunt thriller Gold.

He has been linked to Out Of The Furnace, the latest film from Crazy Heart’s Scott Cooper, and Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic Noah.


WOMAN IN BLACK TEASER POSTER RELEASED

Wondered what Daniel Radcliffe is up to next? Well, he's starring in a remake of the horror film and play The Woman in Black, which follows a young lawyer who is sent to wrap up a deceased client's affairs in a remote small towy.  There he finds more than he bargained for - but then our favourite boy wizard is used to such things.

Here he is looking older, wizer and decidedly more bearded in the first teaser poster.

Woman in Black teaser