The Wolverine is Hugh Jackman’s next solo film about the X-Man’s adventures in Japan is based on the story by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. The cast of is coming together according to reports from Superhero Hype, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day, Elektra, Hawaii 5-0) is set to play Kenuichio Harada, the mutant son of a Japanese crime lord who becomes the Silver Samurai. Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai, Revenge) will play Shingen, leader of Clan Yashida, a powerful Yakuza crime family. Brian Tee will play Noburo Mori, the man engaged to a crime lord’s daughter and the woman Logan falls in love with.
Tao Okamoto will Lady Mariko, daughter of Shingen who falls in love with Logan. Rila Fukushima plays Yukio, a ronin assassin for Lord Shingen who later has a fling with Logan. Yukio is also famous for her adventures with Storm and inspired the X-Man to get a mohawk.
Thanks to Dark Horizons.
James Mangold is directing the film scheduled to begin filming next month in Australia.