It seems like the team working on X-Men Origins: Wolverine need more time for filming than originally expected. According to, the makers of the film starring Hugh Jackman need more time to shoot the project in Queenstown.

The company has applied to vary their resource consent, and to extend filming from March until April, and to double their scheduled helicopter use. This comes on the heel of controversy sparked by the production storing explosives in the Queenstown Fun Centre.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine explores Wolverine's early days. The film will cover Logan's early life, and his involvement with the mysterious Weapon X program. It stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine/Logan, and Liev Schreiber as William Stryker.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is due to arrive in theatres in 2009.