The Wolverine Actually Close to Happening

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Temporally close. Not possibility-wise close — the Wolverine sequel is definitely going down, this August, in Hugh Jackman's native Australia, with a July 2013 release in mind. James Mangold is directing (following Darren Aronofsky, who dropped out more than a year ago), and the $80 million pic "will create more than 720 jobs for [the New South Wales]-based cast and crew, along with opportunities for as many as 1,200 extras," says The Hollywood Reporter. Major triumph for everyone fighting for job creation Down Under!