We had just learned that Marvel is getting into the podcast business through their Marvel New Media line with ‘Wolverine: The Long Night’ and now we’re learning more about actor Richard Armitage’s take on voicing the lead character. Armitage is probably best known for his work as Thorin in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy though the actor has had a slew of hits in his past from ‘Captain America: The First Avengers’ to ‘Hannibal’. Voice work is also in his realm of experience as he was recently the voice of Trevor Belmont on Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ anime.
Celia Keenan-Bolger who plays Sally Pierce, an agent trying to find a serial killer and suspects Logan as being the culprit, has shared that we’ll be seeing a very familiar side to Wolverine when introduced to the character:
“Because he’s been mind-wiped again and again, he doesn’t know the whole terrible truth about his life. Part of the series is him recovering those memories and despite his attempts to separate himself from society, getting drawn into a situation where frontier justice is called for.”
This is a concept that has long haunted Logan and fitting to once again see it told in a new medium, hopefully though, they’ll be able to do it justice while not having it fully consume the story. There is a mass murderer on the loose who likely isn’t the best at what he does that he has to catch.
Though, there will be other classic aspects of Wolverine’s lore that will shine through as well:
“It’s very easy to turn up the volume on reality there. In addition to the crime investigation into the serial killer on the loose, there are also elements of the fantastic. And some of them have to do with Wolverine as his legend grows in this area, as people observe him bounding through the mists with packs of wolves; as they witness him save and end lives. I’m also drawing from the Native legends in the area and from cultish mythology. There is a compound set up outside of the town of Burns, Alaska, where the Aurora cult is located. And it’s unclear at first whether they are implicated in the murders that are occurring here and whether they might have powers, as they purport to — a connection to and a control over the fabric of light that plays over the winter skies.”
It sounds like this will be a Wolverine tale that will be a callback to much of what made Logan who he is and fans will love to read listen to this one!
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