July 21, 2012

'THE WOLVERINE' Gets A Solid Supporting Cast

SuperHeroHype reports that Fox has cast Japanese actors in supporting roles in The Wolverine. They include Hiroyuki Sanada (Sunshine, The Last Samurai, Twilight Samurai) set to play villain Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) plays Yashida, newcomers Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukishima will play Mariko and Yuiko.

HeatVision reports that newcomer Will Yung Lee (Red Dawn, Total Recall) will play the Silver Samurai another villain of the picture.

TwitchFilm has word that actress Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is in the mix for the role of villainess Viper. Fox has also put out offer to Jessica Biel (Total Recall) according to Deadline. Biel seems like more of draw considering her recent action packed part in Total Recall.

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