Out doing the “Real Steel” truck event at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, Hugh Jackman revealed which character would be the villain in the upcoming “The Wolverine” at 20th Century Fox.
Jackman says “I’ll fight the Silver Samurai in it so that should be exciting”. He also confirmed that shooting will begin in October with most of it taking place in Japan.
In the comics, the Silver Samurai is a Japanese mutant with the power to charge almost anything with a tachyon field. This enables his katana blade to slice through any known substance, with the exception of adamantium (which covers Wolvie’s skeleton and claws).
“Chris McQuarrie has written a fantastic script and it should turn out really good” says Jackman. James Mangold is currently slated to direct.