This doesn't sound well to Marvel or Wolverine fans at all! The sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine has already been plagued by massive problems, such as the tsunami disaster that struck Japan, and original director Darren Aronofsky dropping out to spend more time with his family. Production was then pushed back due to star Hugh Jackman's commitments to Les Miserables, which delays filming of the action-adventure epic until summer 2012—at the earliest.

The person closest to all this marvelous Marvel mess, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, told Hitflix: "[We want] to distinguish it from the other one...It's much more of a standalone [movie]... I'm not sure when we'll start. It's based on Hugh's schedule, frankly. When he's available, we'll film. He's doing Les Miserables, and then he has to come and train for us. So it's all dependent on him." Does this mean that Japan is out of the question? Assuming so, it could mean massive re-writes to the script. 

With this news, are you still on board for The Wolverine to unsheath its claws into theaters? Speak your piece in the comments section below. If all this picks up and moves smoothly, expect the sequel to be completed in time for a 2013 release.

[via HitFlix/Deadline]