Comic-con has its fair share of panels every day during the course of the four day event and its fair share of surprises to wow the crowds waiting to see the stars. Hugh Jackman continued the trend today while promoting his latest film Real Steel, the “Rock-em, Sock-em robots” live-action film. He did what any person would do during their Q&A, he revealed the villain for The Wolverine to packed crowd.
The film now directed by James Mansgold had Jackman confirming not only who their villain will be but also when shooting is set to begin. This shouldn’t be any surprise to anyone that has read the Frank Miller Wolverine Japan Saga as there’s only one person that could piss the Canuck off that much in the land of peace and honor. We just had to wait for an actual confirmation, we couldn’t explain it if we had shuriken in our face.
Here’s what he had to say,
“I’m filming Les Miserables in February, but before that I will be filming Wolverine 2 in October. Chris McQuarrie has written a fantastic script and it should turn out really good. I’ll fight the Silver Samurai in it so that should be exciting. Most of the filming will take place in Japan.”
I don’t want to point out the obvious but ahem…”duh”! If your filming in Japan you might as well use someone that is actually based in the country, it would be rude not to. Those that have actually indugled themselves in the Milliar storyline, it’s a true masterpiece that anyone and everyone should have on their shelf.
Silver Samurai Info:
The Silver Samurai is a mutant with the ability to generate a tachyon field, with which he can surround anything. He commonly uses his power on his sword, enabling it to cut through nearly anything, except adamantium. A master of Kenjutsu (katana), and a martial arts master specializing in edged weapons, hand to hand combat, and tactics. He usually wears a suit of lightweight steel alloy body armor, modeled after traditional samurai armor, but made of modern protective materials. He carries a katana (long sword), shuriken (throwing stars), and other weaponry. An expert in the history and customs of the samurai class (Bushido) Keniuchio also has extensive knowledge of the operations of criminal organizations due to his shady past.
Via: Geek Tyrant