Monday, October 22, 2012

Live video chat for 'The Wolverine' coming on Oct. 29; submit questions via Twitter and Facebook

Continuing the recent trend of live video chats (most recently seen with the movie "Lincoln"), producers of the upcoming super-hero film "The Wolverine" are about to repeat the process.

On Monday, it was announced - appropriately, via YouTube (embedded) - that "The Wolverine" director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman will host a live chat from the film's Australian set next Monday, Oct. 29 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

The chat will take place at YouTube.com/TheWolverineMovie and TheWolverineMovie.com. Sticking with the Internet and social-media theme for the chat, fans can submit their questions via Twitter using the hashtag #TheWolverineLive and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheWolverineMovie.

"The Wolverine" is being directed by James Mangold, from a script by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback. The film is based on the 1982 limited comic book series, "Wolverine," by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.

"The Wolverine" sees Marvel's most famous X-Man involved in a forbidden romance in Japan. Mariko Yashida is the daughter of Shingen and a one-time fiancee to Wolverine. She is engaged to marry Noburo Mori, a corrupt minister of justice.

Also starring in the movie are Will Yun Lee (as the Silver Samurai); Hiroyuki Sanada (as Yakuza crime boss Shingen Yashida); Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida, the head of the Yashida clan to which Shingen belonged); Tao Okamoto (Mariko); Rila Fukushima (as Yukio, one of the deadliest assassins in Shingen’s clan); and Brian Tee (as Noburo Mori) [it is nice to see filmmakers finally filling Japanese roles with "mostly" Japanese actors and actresses, but still annoying to see other Asians in some roles].

"The Wolverine" is scheduled to be released on July 26, 2013.

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