I hope that my faith can be restored in Hugh Jackman’s next appearance in the upcoming Wolverine movie expected to be delivered next summer. I have serious doubts and I have even went as far to suggest that they completely reboot the Wolverine movie franchise. However it seems the wheels are turning quite quickly now with the movie as people are being cast for the film finally. This movie will see Logan in Japan and is based on the amazing Claremont / Frank Miller limited series from the early eighties. Sounds good to me as I am a huge fan of that arc, but it’s also scary because as we all know Hollywood loves to slaughter childhood nostalgia and ruin us comic book fanatics dreams. I am keeping my expectations real real low for this one as I am sure this gritty tale will end up a shiny flimsy cg fueled turd by the time it hits the big screen.
Well the big news today is that they cast The Silver Samurai. Will Yun Lee will portray the legendary Wolverine foe and son of the movie’s main villain, Shingen Yashida. The Silver Samurai is easily one of my fave Wolverine villains, I personally think this character could carry his own title. So let’s hope Lee does him justice.
Hopefully they doe this right and keep the limited series near by to reference when they decide to do something totally lame. I have to admit this does make me a little more excited for this film, but I’m not holding my breath. My standards for a Wolverine movie are pretty high, this time there better be some blood, guts and a real story behind this one. It’s gotta be good to erase the last one from my mind….