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Richard Armitage as the new Logan, replacing Hugh Jackman
« on: February 09, 2018, 09:50:56 AM »

The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage steps into Hugh Jackman’s shoes as Logan
Default author imageJJ NattrassWednesday 7 Feb 2018 12:22 pm

The Hobbit's Richard Armitage steps into Hugh Jackman's shoes as Logan
Logan, AKA Wolverine, returns in a brand new format, as Marvel announce their first ever scripted podcast (Picture: Marvel/ Getty)

Logan was one of the biggest hits for comic book crossovers EVER. Just look at the Oscar nominations this year.

And it looks as though Marvel are hoping its most favoured loner can translate his enduring big-screen success to a whole new realm, podcasts.

No, Wolverine will not be hosting a bi-weekly chatshow about stogies and the good old days.

Actually, Marvel New Media and Stitcher are joining forces to spin a tale that could be far darker and more dramatic than what you’d expect from a podcast outing.

Wolverine: The Long Night jumps straight in at the deep end, pitching Logan right into the middle of a spate of murders in a remote Alaskan town.
The Hobbit's Richard Armitage steps into Hugh Jackman's shoes as Logan
The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage takes on the role of the grumpiest X-Man out there (Picture: Getty Images)

The story is very Broadchurch in that rather than taking on the X-Man as its lead character straight away, it follows agents Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) as they arrive in Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders.

What they find is a town on the edge, living in fear of a serial killer.

Naturally the agents team up with local law enforcement to try and get to the bottom of things, enlisting the help of deputy Bobby Reid (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) to investigate their main suspect, Logan (Richard Armitage).

But when they dig a little deeper their search leads them into a cesspit of corruption and mystery. But how will Logan fit in to the story? And what will he do when he’s pushed too far?
The Hobbit's Richard Armitage steps into Hugh Jackman's shoes as Logan
Hugh Jackman has been the face and voice of Logan/Wolverine since the X-Men got their first big screen adaption back in 2000 (Picture: 20th Century Fox)

Hugh Jackman has been the face and voice of Logan/Wolverine since the X-Men got their first big screen adaption back in 2000, and most recently won critical acclaim for his leading role in Logan – which brought to life Mark Miller’s weary and older Wolverine.

However, for this series Richard has been cast to slap on the mutton chops and adamantium claws. Most famous for his roles in Spooks, The Hobbit, and Hannibal.
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Aussie actor Hugh has long since alluded to hanging up his claws, so perhaps this is a good trial run for a possible replacement.

Speaking in December last year, Hugh ruled himself out of taking the character further and into MCU, saying: ‘ Think, unfortunately, the ship has sailed for me, but for someone else I would like to see Wolverine in there [the expanded MCU].’

Ben Percy (The Wilding and Red Moon) has been brought on for the story, and Brendan Baker (formerly a producer for Radiotopia’s Love & Radio) is in the directors chair.


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Re: Richard Armitage as the new Logan, replacing Hugh Jackman
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 01:16:04 AM »
Oh, yeah!  :RA5


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Re: Richard Armitage as the new Logan, replacing Hugh Jackman
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 06:32:42 PM »
Ooh, I hope this ends up panning out! I would love to listen to this.


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Re: Richard Armitage as the new Logan, replacing Hugh Jackman
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 05:00:09 PM »
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Click on the red link and it will  take you to a page where you can here just a tad.


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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 06:49:00 PM »
Oh fun! Thanks for sharing the link!


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