Australia – X-Men Origins: Wolverine has wrapped up principle photography and now moves onto shooting a couple of weeks of pickups, reported on Friday.

Directed by Gavin Hood (director of the Academy award winner for best foreign film “Totsi”. Or, if you missed that, you might have seen him as Colonel Alexi Vaselov, the Russian who intensionally carried the disembodied Anubis into Stargate Command during the “Lockdown” episode of Stargate SG-1) the movie will star Hugh Jackman reprising his role as Logan from the “X-Men” films.

The story, written by David Benioff (“25th Hour” and “Troy”), will follow Wolverine from his mysterious origins through his early exploits.

“Tonally, I would put it more in the ‘Batman Begins’ sort of realm. That’s sort of where we’re headed.” Jackman told MTV

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is currently slated for a May 1, 2009 release.