‘Wolverine’, ‘Avatar’ sequels ‘put on hold’ after Japan disaster

March 23rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI  

London, March 23 (ANI): The upcoming ‘Wolverine’ and ‘Avatar’ sequels have reportedly been put on hold following the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.

Hugh Jackman is due to reprise his role as the clawed superhero for a sequel to 2009’s ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, which will see much of the action set in Japan.

But according to EW.com, their plans to film in Japan have been postponed following the devastating 9.0-magnitude tremor and subsequent tidal wave that tore through the country on 11 March, reports the Daily Express.

The project had earlier suffered a blow with the recent departure of director Darren Aronofsky.

The Japan disaster are also said to have affected James Cameron’s work on the second ‘Avatar’ movie.

He had planned to head to the country to film underwater sequences in the Mariana Trench, located in the Pacific ocean to the south-east of Japan.

However, movie bosses have now reportedly scrapped the planned dive amid fears of aftershocks and rising insurance costs, according to Screenrant.com. (ANI)

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