While at this year’s Comic Con to promote ‘Real Steel,’ Hugh Jackman confirmed what mutant baddie he will be squaring off against in ‘The Wolverine.’ The actor also revealed that the sequel will begin production later this year.
“I’m filming Les Miserables in February, but before that I will be filming Wolverine 2 in October. Chris McQuarrie has written a fantastic script and it should turn out really good. I’ll fight the Silver Samurai in it so that should be exciting. Most of the filming will take place in Japan.”
Keniuchio Harada, aka The Silver Samurai, is the mutant son of the former Japanese crimelord Shingen Harada. As a youth, Harada mastered the attendant disciplines of the medieval samurai and sought employment as a warrior for hire. Following his father’s death, Harada sought the leadership of Shingen’s Clan Yashida from his half-sister Mariko Yashida, but was opposed by the ronin Yukio and Mariko’s lover, the mutant adventurer Wolverine.
‘The Wolverine’ will be directed by James Mangold (‘3:10 to Yuma’).