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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Earlier this year saw actor Hugh Jackman hang up his claws and retire the character for the X-Men world — at least for now. After playing the character for over 15 years, Logan was the fitting goodbye we all were hoping for.

But of course, this left a gaping hole in the film world. For years prior, Wolverine had been dead in the comic world, and only recently did they bring him back in Marvel Legacy No. 1. But if you’re still looking for your Wolverine fix, and don’t read comics, perhaps this latest announcement from Marvel will whet your appetite.

Marvel New Media has revealed that they have teamed upw ith Stitcher to bring audiences Wolverine: The Long Knight.

Wolverine: The Long Knight is a 10-episode serialized podcast that will launch in spring of 2018. It will be available exclusively on Stitcher Premium, and only in fall of 2018 will it be released across all podcast platforms.

The show’s cast for the podcast includes actors Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Mr. Robot).

Below is the synopsis for the podcast:

The Wolverine: The Long Night story is a captivating hybrid of mystery and the larger-scale fantasy of the Marvel Universe. It follows agents Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) as they arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders and quickly discover the town lives in fear of a serial killer. The agents team up with deputy Bobby Reid (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) to investigate their main suspect, Logan (Richard Armitage). Their search leads them on a fox hunt through the mysterious and corrupt town.”

Dan Silver, vice president, head of platforms and content for Marvel New Media, had the following to say regarding the podcast:

Wolverine: The Long Night brings our fans a whole new way to experience our iconic characters and the Marvel Universe. This tremendous cast will bring a thrilling level of intrigue and drama to our listeners. The character of Logan and this landscape make it the ideal premiere vehicle for us, and we’re excited to continue to explore the dynamic possibilities of the podcast medium.”

Erik Diehn, CEO of Midroll Media, a podcast industry leader and the parent company of Stitcher, said:

“Podcasting is an incredible, intimate medium that’s perfect for telling stories, and I can’t think of a better partner with whom to push the boundaries of scripted podcasts than Marvel. They make every translation of their rich universe of characters into new media fresh and interesting while still retaining the feel and spirit of the original comics, and, as a Marvel fan, I’m proud that we’ve helped them do it again in podcasting. The arrival of Wolverine and his many fans to podcasts and Stitcher is truly a signal that this medium is a major part of the American media landscape.”

Are you excited to listen to Wolverine: The Long Night? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Marvel

  • Aline

    Marvel seems in love with the X-Men again. I’m wondering what happened in the backstage for this change.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Acquiring 20th Centruy Fox.

    • Victor Roa

      if Bryan Singer was the saving grace of Mutants on Fox….. they were screwed.

  • Victor Roa

    uhhhhhh…. no thanks, I’d rather have a comic book because I’m shallow and like looking at pretty pictures

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.