Following this morning’s exclusive casting news on the project, ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype has learned, through sources close to the actor, that Will Yun Lee is joining that cast of James Mangold’s The Wolverine as Kenuichio Harada, the man who, in the comics, is otherwise known as the Silver Samurai.
UPDATE: Since then, The Hollywood Reporter has added Brian Tee of the television show “Grimm” to the mix, playing Noburo Mori, a corrupt minister of justice who is slated to marry Mariko Yashida, the daughter of a Yakuza crime lord who falls for Logan when he comes to Japan.
The film is inspired by the celebrated Marvel comic book arc by Chris Claremont & Frank Miller and finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel clashes with adamantium claws as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.
The Wolverine is slated to hit theaters on July 26, 2013.
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