Hugh Jackman Cuts Out Avon Man for Wolverine 2
Posted 08.17.10 by Ryan
Last time Hugh Jackman spoke about Wolverine 2, the actor thought that the movie would begin production in January of 2011, after Jackman's scheduled appearance in the comedy Avon Man this fall. However, it looks like Wolverine 2 has taken its adamantium blades to Jackman's schedule, changing the original plans.
Deadline reports that Jackman has dropped out of the Avon project, and instead will spend this fall getting in shape for Wolverine 2. The sequel is still without a director, but has a finished script from screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and is partially based on the 1982 comic book mini-series Wolverine written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Frank Miller. If Wolverine 2 shoots next January, Fox could look to release it in the summer of 2012.
Avon Man will still shoot starting this October, with another actor cast in Jackman's place. Jackman will still produce the comedy, which follows a man who loses his job at an auto dealership, and reluctantly becomes an Avon salesman. Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps) wrote the latest draft of the screenplay.