THE NEWS BUNDLE: 20th Century Fox Sets Release Date For Hugh Jackman's Return as 'The Wolverine', Moves 'This Means War' Yet Again


20th Century Fox has plenty of big plans for their future in the next two years. It all basically kicks off with the much talked about This Means War, which is set to hit screens next Tuesday. With many sequels in development, including Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2, and X-Men: First Class 2, the studio seems to be in a great business. Now today, Fox revealed that the next Wolverine film will finally be set in stone, as they've set a release date for the upcoming Hugh Jackman vehicle, but they also supplied some bad news for those wanting to see This Means War next week.

Today, it was announced that the release date for The Wolverine will be July 26th, 2013. The follow-up to the 2009 critical depression known as X-Men Origins: Wolverine will see Wolverine in Japan, with "Logan beginning a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is, unfortunately, promised to another man. Since Logan won't take "no" for an answer, it puts him into battle with her father and her samurai-sword-wielding brothers and Silver Samurai."

Directed by James Mangold, and written by Christopher McQuarrie, the film is set to begin production later this year, after Jackman wraps up Les Miserables. The movie is now competing against the Dirty Dancing remake and Disney's Phineas and Ferb big screen adventure upon its release next summer.

Now, comes the more depressing news. Turns out, This Means War will NOT be getting a full release on Valentine's Day. Instead, 20th Century Fox has revealed that there will be sneak previews of the film on Valentine's Day, with a full release scheduled for its initial release date of February 17th. No word as to exactly why they studio decided to push the film back yet again, especially after a gigantic marketing romp this past month, but the whole controversial rating deal, or even the fact that not too many people like going out on a weekday, may have something to do with it.

So, what do you think of the new release dates? Psyched that The Wolverine is finally confirmed? Is it okay that This Means War is pushed back to the Friday? Let us know either in the comments below, or tweet us @FilmThrasher on twitter!