Construction for the new X-men franchise film X-Men Origins: Wolverine has begun on the set at Deer Park Heights located in Queenstown, New Zealand. According to The Southland Times, the blockbuster film will soon start shooting in just a few weeks.

Here are the pictures to prove it:

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Hugh Jackman will reprise his role of the title character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which is expected in theaters May 1st, 2009.