Jackman starrer ‘The Wolverine’ production delayed

London: Filming of actor Hugh Jackman starrer ‘The Wolverine’ will not begin until next year because of weather conditions in Japan.

The James Mangold-directed movie, which will see Jackman, 42, reprise his role as the `X-Men` character, was due to begin shooting later this year but a combination of the Australian actor`s commitment to new musical `Les Miserables` and the weather in Japan has postponed the film, reported Empire magazine.

Filming may now move to Canada instead of Japan, or a combination of the two. The movie has been beset with problems for a while. Darren Aronofsky dropped out of filming due to personal issues and a recent earthquake in Japan also caused delays.

Despite the delays, Jackman said that he is already back on the diet and fitness regime required for him to bulk up to play the muscular character.

"I`ve literally just started. I`m taking the next two months off, pretty much, because it`s a full time job, putting on a size. I`m a naturally skinny guy - genetics are not on my side with this thing - so I have to eat like a horse," he said.