The release date falls in line with a report from August, which revealed that production will not start until spring 2012. An exact production start date has not been released yet, but it seems this superhero sequel is finally on the right track. James Mangold is directing The Wolverine from a script by Christopher McQuarrie, with Mark Bomback rewriting the draft.
In related news, Summit Entertainment will release I, Alex Cross on October 26, going up against Of Men and Mavericks and Halloween 3D. Matthew Fox, Tyler Perry, and Edward Burns star in I, Alex Cross, an adaptation of James Patterson's long-running novel series centering on detective Alex Cross.
20th Century Fox has also ditched plans to woo Valentine's Day lovers to its action-comedy This Means War, moving it from Tuesday, February 14, to the more conventional February 17 release date.
The Wolverine comes to theaters July 26th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima. The film is directed by James Mangold.
Alex Cross was released October 19th, 2012 and stars Rachel Nichols, Tyler Perry, Giancarlo Esposito, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno, Edward Burns, John C. McGinley, Carmen Ejogo. The film is directed by Rob Cohen.
This Means War was released February 17th, 2012 and stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Chelsea Handler, John Paul Ruttan, Abigail Spencer, Angela Bassett. The film is directed by McG.