After spending a few months filming in Louisiana, Wolverine 3 has moved on to its second major filming locations – New Mexico.
This week the movie has been shooting in the Northern Meadows neighborhood of Rio Rancho, near “the western edge of the neighborhood starting at King Meadows Park where the parking lot for the park has been taken over by crew member cars and, where King Boulevard turns into a dirt road there is a simple sign with an arrow reading Jarez”, the movie’s working title. A few miles further down the road there is an elaborate set with a toppled water tower.
In addition to the Rio Rancho shoot we’ve heard Wolverine 3 will be moving to the Chama, NM area in August. According to our source, several “hotel rooms and cabins have been reserved for cast and crew of Wolverine 3 at the Vista del Rio Lodge in Chama for the week of August 7.” This is the same weekend of the town’s annual Chama Days Celebration.
James Mangold, who directed The Wolverine, is returning for the movie that is rumored to follow the Old Man Logan comic book story where Logan (Hugh Jackman) begins to age after losing his mutant powers. This theory is based in part on a tidbit Kinberg shared in which he teased that “it’s a very radical, bold, different Wolverine than you’ve ever seen in any of these movies”. Adding, “it takes place in the future, and as you and others have reported, it is an R-rated movie. It’s violent, it’s kind of like a western in its tone. It’s just a very cool, different film”.
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