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Richard Armitage will play Wolverine, but not how you might expect

Richard Armitage will play Wolverine, but not how you might expect

What's also cool is that the show will have Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) voicing the titular Wolverine. It will follow two federal agents on the hunt of a serial killer in Alaska and the only trail they have led to Logan. The beloved X-Men character will headline Marvel's first-ever scripted podcast to be titled WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT.

Mashable reports that Marvel's iconic character Wolverine will be the star of his own podcast come 2018.

Wolverine is always telling us how he's the best there is at what he does, but we never guessed that what he does is host podcasts.

After conquering film, comics, books, TV and even gaming, Marvel is now setting its eyes on scripted podcasting.

The show will feature a diverse array of vocal talent, with a cast that includes Celia Keenan-Bolger as agent Sally Pierce, Ato Essandoh as agent Tad Marshall, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Burns deputy Bobby Reid.

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The Long Night is said to be inspired by true crime podcasts Serial and S-Town, along with a healthy dose of the HBO series True Detective for good measure. Thankfully, Marvel and Stitcher have enlisted what looks to be an equally capable production team for the project, including comic writer Ben Percy, director Brendan Baker and sound designer Chloe Prasinos, who worked on Reply All for Gimlet, prior to joining up.

As great as it would be to hear Hugh Jackman reprise his movie role and monologue a nice story for you 40 minutes at at time, the man who brought Wolverine to life on screen isn't going to be involved here.

Wolverine: The Long Night is set to come out Spring 2018 on Stitcher Premium. "The character of Logan and this landscape make it the ideal premiere vehicle for us, and we're excited to continue to explore the dynamic possibilities of the podcast medium".

In fact, Marvel's pulled together a pretty solid voice cast for this first foray into the genre, including 30 Rock's Scott Adsit, Christopher Guest regular Bob Balaban and Brian Stokes Mitchell of Mr. Robot.


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