Marvel Scripted Podcast Show Will Have Richard Armitage Play Wolverine

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Marvel is already dominating in the box office, and now they're trying to break into the world of scripted podcasts with Wolverine: The Long Night. What's also cool is that the show will have Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) voicing the titular Wolverine.

The series will be written by Ben Percy who says (via ScreenRant) Wolverine: The Long Night will draw a lot of its intrigues from Logan's fractured memory:

"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."

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The story is said to focus on two agents who are trying to investigate a murder in Alaska with Logan being one of the prime suspects. Percy continues:

"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."

This series definitely sounds interesting, and with Wolverine out of the big screen, I would like to see his dark story explored in radio drama form. If this series kicks off, we could be looking at more scripted podcasts from Marvel. Maybe we can even have shows focused on characters who haven't been covered in movies before.

Wolverine: The Long Night is set to come out Spring 2018 on Stitcher Premium.

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