Australia is about to become a busy place for filming on various superhero projects.
First up, The X-Verse reports that 20th Century Fox is preparing “Wolverine” for a November start of shooting with Hugh Jackman returning as the title character. Whilst the previous three “X-Men” films have been shot in Vancouver, the new spin-off will be shot in Sydney, Australia. Gavin Hood (“Rendition,” “Tsotsi”) will helm from a script by David Benioff.
Then, Obsessed with Film received the following scoop: “The studio [Warner Bros.] has greenlit ‘Justice League’ as their Summer 2009 tentpole. Filming for the principals will take place in Sydney from February to June 2008 – George Miller was unsurprisingly listed as director in the info we got. Auditions are starting up down under with Nikki Barrett (Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, The Proposition) hired to handle the casting in Australia. Ronna Kress (Beowulf, The Mummy 3) will oversee the entire casting process. Oscar-winner Barrie M. Osborne (The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix) will take on producing duties; he’ll be joined by Miller’s partner Doug Mitchell.” There’s also more potential plot spoilers now available at IESB.Net.