Variety are reporting that the x-men spin-off shall be delayed, with a projected release date of May 1st, 2009, rather than a summer 2008 release. And that the Wolverine movie is now officially entitled “X-men Origins: Wolverine“, as we previously reported in a rumor round-up.
They also report that Liev Schrieber is in final talks to play the younger version of Logan’s nemesis, William Stryker (previously played by Brian Cox in X2).
As for the shooting schedule, Variety report that after the New Zealand shoot the crew shall travel to New Orleans to continue. There is much significance in this new location, as it holds the heritage of one particularly popular character. Specifically, this news suggests we may well witness (at last?) the inclusion of the much anticipated and loved Gambit character.