Marvel is sending Wolverine to slash up the world of scripted podcasts

06 Décembre, 2017, 00:40 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Marvel is sending Wolverine to slash up the world of scripted podcasts

Marvel's dominance in the film world has shown the strength of their characters and stories, and with the clout and money the company now has, expanding into one of the most modern forms of storytelling seems like a no brainer.

The ten episode serialised story will air on podcasting platform Stitcher, available to subscribers of its "Stitcher Premium" service. The agents team up with deputy Bobby Reid (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) to investigate their main suspect, Logan (Richard Armitage).

The voice cast is pretty impressive too, and will include Richard Armitage (The Hobbit and Hannibal) as Wolverine along with Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Bob Balaban and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Mr. Robot).

According to the report, the story begins with two agents, Sally Pierce, played by Broadway's Celia Keenan-Bolger (THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, PETER AND THE STARCATCH, LES MISERABLES), and Tad Marshall portrayed by Ato Essandoh, who arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders. "Their search leads them on a fox hunt through the mysterious and corrupt town".

"The Long Night", writer Ben Percy says will the new Wolverine podcast will "blend the mystery aspects of true crime podcasts like Serial and S-Town with the narrative tricks of True Detective - plus a dash of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven".

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In an effort to bring a truly immersive aural experience to listeners, Marvel will record certain scenes in the outdoors.

This isn't the first time Marvel characters have appeared in audio dramas.

Also cast in the series are actors Zoe Chao, Chaske Spencer, Jordan Bridges, David Call, Michael J. Burg and Lannon Killea.

The podcast, a 10-episode scripted series, is the first project of its kind from Marvel New Media. You can see them in movies or live shows, or read them in comics, but soon Marvel will be telling a new story in a brand new way. Wolverine: The Long Night. "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".

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