Blog posts are popping up on the net from folks saying they’ve seen the X-Men Origins: Wolverine production in New Zealand. Here’s one from TravelMarla:
Saw Hugh Jackman running thru the woods today in full Wolverine costume. Apparently he is shooting a movie of the same name as the x-men character. New Zealand is doubling as canada. I went on a tour of the National Park where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Many films are made there. Wolverine is just the latest one. So that was the highlight of the day… We were in a van it was much like being at a theme park seeing him. He was outside the window. It was like seeing a lion at the San Diego Zoo. Although Hugh Jackman is mch better looking. But I digress.
And one from Kay’s Travel Blog:
This afternoon we took a Lord of the Rings jeep tour up to where they did a lot of the filming for LOTR. We saw Fangorn forest, where Isengard would be if it was real (the backdrop for it anyway), the Misty mountains and other places. There was also a large crew there filming scenes from the new Wolverine movie. Hugh Jackman is in town but we haven’t seen him. He took the jetboat ride yesterday tho, just a few hours before us.
20th Century Fox is planning a May 1, 2009 release for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
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