It looks like the Man of Steel won't be the only superhero visiting the filming hotbed of Vancouver this fall. 20th Century Fox and Marvel's next team effort of The Wolverine will also be shooting north of the border under the directorial guidance of James Mangold.
The revelation from The Vancouver Sun comes just a day after a casting call for Warner Bros. Superman revealed that Snyder would be shooting from September to January 2012 in and around the same area. With the production window on the next Wolverine film rapidly approaching, we should expect more casting confirmations in the near future. Hugh Jackman returning to his title character seems to be the only confirmed cast member at the moment.
Here's what the Sun had to say:
Hugh Jackman and the cast of Wolverine 2 will be heading to Vancouver in November to round up a star-studded year of Hollywood blockbusters filmed here in B.C. Filming of the action flick is set to take place Nov. 11 to March 1, 2012 at Canadian Motion Picture Park in Burnaby, where scenes from Twilight, Supernatural and Fantastic Four were filmed.
Mangold is directing from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie. The writer's story will reportedly center on Logan beginning a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is, unfortunately, promised to another man. Since Logan won't take "no" for an answer, it puts him into battle with her father and her samurai-sword-wielding brothers and Silver Samurai.