'The Wolverine' Casting Call Goes Out For Lead & Supporting Roles.

'The Wolverine' Casting Call Goes Out For Lead & Supporting Roles.

A casting call has gone out for Darren Aronofsky's 'The Wolverine' which is set to start filming in New York and then Japan in July of this summer...

The following casting call has gone out looking for Japanese males and females for a couple lead roles, as well as a few supporting roles in Darren Aronofsky's next film 'The Wolverine'.

There's no word yet as to how the recent events in Japan will affect the filming of the movie, but it's very possible that the production of 'The Wolverine' could bring in some much needed financial help for Japan.

- Male, Japanese. Mid to late 60's, slight build with discernible looks. Lead role.

- Female, Japanese. Early to late 20's. Quintessential beauty, very graceful and majestic. Lead role.

- Male, Japanese. Early to mid 50's. Exceptionally brilliant, timelessly powerful and in-shape. Lead role.

- Female, Eurasian. Early to late 20's. Proficient Karate skills, amazing stature, well-spoken, sensual. Lead role.

- Male Japanese. Early to late 40's. Large character type thug, shady, egotsitical. Supporting role.

- Male, Japanese. Early to late 20's. Handsome, well conditioned. Supprting role.

- Male, Japanese. Mid to late 20's. Mobster type, smooth operator, cunning. Supprting role.

-Female, Caucasian. Mid 20's. Must speak both English and Japanese. Supprting role.

Filming is scheduled to bein mid July, 2011 for a late 2012 theatrical release.

If you want more information on how you can apply for this casting call, click the source.
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kookevin3 - 3/17/2011, 5:37 AM
Chow Yun Fat for Silver Samurai
kurekurcubic - 3/17/2011, 5:40 AM
yeah i had a feeling they will release this in november 2012.and its much better choice in my opinion then to put it in a very crowded summer. although,winter will be very crowded too-i think it has much better chance at the box office,and maybe,just maybe they will be going for some awards??
hunterelf - 3/17/2011, 5:44 AM
guess the characters !!!
TheManWithoutFear - 3/17/2011, 5:46 AM
I'm glad that its getting a winter release date. It suits the tone of the character I think.
marvel72 - 3/17/2011, 5:49 AM
they should cast ken watanabe.

also at least they're casting japanese people for japanese roles.

unlike so many miscasts that happen in cbm's.
nordberg - 3/17/2011, 5:56 AM
Hmm, might the female Eurasian lead role = Psylocke?
Caedus137 - 3/17/2011, 6:42 AM
As long as they dont put Kristen Kreuk in it, I'll be happy...On another note, I kinda liked that Origins was quite mutant-heavy, and I hope they go the same way with this one.
PirateOpossum - 3/17/2011, 6:43 AM
I have high hopes for this movie. I hope he plays it close to the book (Claremont/Miller)
xinstituto - 3/17/2011, 6:50 AM
- Male, Japanese. Mid to late 60's: Shingen
- Female, Japanese. Early to late 20's. Mariko
- Male, Japanese. Early to mid 50's: Noburo Moro or Zen
- Female, Eurasian. Early to late 20's: Yukio
- Male Japanese. Early to late 40's: Zen or Noburo Moro
- Male, Japanese. Early to late 20's. Silver Samurai
- Male, Japanese. Mid to late 20's. SOME FRIEND OF LOGAN
-Female, Caucasian. Mid 20's: Viper
drfate - 3/17/2011, 6:51 AM
the first two are probably Shingen and Mariko.
Locdogg81 - 3/17/2011, 6:54 AM
I'm gonna go with somebody different for SS and say Russell Wong. Not Japanese but definitely a good actor and has got the martial arts skill.
ABLEE337 - 3/17/2011, 6:57 AM
@ Caedus137
Did you ever read the Wolverine 4 issue story by Claremont and Miller this movie is based on??? It was mostly fights with the Hand and Wolverine struggling with his wild animal side. That comment about wishing it will be mutant-heavy almost sounds like something a FOX executive would say without any regards to the source material. Now, I don't mind if they change it a little and add one or two mutants but adding a lot would change it too much and seem like a gimmick to sell more action figures or to create opportunities for more FOX spin-offs.
StrangerX - 3/17/2011, 7:01 AM
This Kicks Ass. I don't know about the Lead role in his 60's though.
Digitaria51 - 3/17/2011, 7:12 AM
@Nordberg Psylocke's thong FTW
dellamorte1872 - 3/17/2011, 7:14 AM
i agree with everything stated. this movie will be sweet i have confidence in it despite its handicap of being FOX created. i think JACKMANS embarassed at how BORIGINS was received by the hardcore fans. his love for this specific aspect of the source material is another plus. outta all the mythology he ALWAYS expressed his love of this saga, it was ALWAYS his "personal" fav.
RyKnow - 3/17/2011, 8:10 AM
I don't know anything about the japanese saga, so I couldn't really say.
I've only seen 2 films by Aranofsky; The Wrestler, which was fantastic, and Black Swan, which was a bit too artsy fartsy for me, and I got a bit bored watching it. However, I can see why it won at the Oscars. That been said, I reckon he's gonna make a film about Wolverine that will really strike a nerve, not just with CBM fans, but the movie going public in general. I am definitely looking forward to this film.
icebergslick - 3/17/2011, 8:10 AM
Rick Yune for Silver Samurai
Exiles - 3/17/2011, 8:19 AM
I am guessing the Eurasian will most likely be Yukio, and the first 2 are probably Shingen and Mariko. Since fox have the rights to the Hand they should use them in this movie. pretty hopeful about this movie since the last time jackman and aronofsky teamed up, jackman probably gave the best performance of his career in the Fountain.
Caedus137 - 3/17/2011, 8:20 AM
ABLEE337 - I haven't read that one actually no, although I really liked "Enemy Of The State" and that was very Hand / Japan heavy... And I do take your point about overloading it with secondary characters and taking too many liberties with the source material. Personally I just think an extra mutant or two, the odd familiar face, would be a positive thing as long as they actually serve the story and help drive the narrative. I'm looking forward to this one.
AlexDeLarge87 - 3/17/2011, 8:30 AM
Tadanobu Asano as Kenuichio Harada / Silver Samurai

Ken Watanabe or Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Lord Shingen Yashida

Gong Li, Maggie Cheung or Yunjin Kim (from Lost) as Mariko Yashida
ABLEE337 - 3/17/2011, 8:32 AM
@ Caedus137
Sorry if I came off a little strong by saying you sound like an FOX executive, I'm just permanently scarred from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, because the Weapon X story line was one of my favorite things in comics and they crushed a part of my childhood with that movie. I'm looking forward to this one too.
Caedus137 - 3/17/2011, 8:35 AM
ABLEE337 - I wish I was paid as much as a Fox Executive...
MrLoki - 3/17/2011, 9:07 AM
Is there ANY chance we could see Elektra in the movie? Any chance at all?
Caedus137 - 3/17/2011, 9:11 AM
Marto - I think the best you can hope for is a subtle reference or name-drop in conversation... Even then, I'd say it is highly unlikely.
TheOmegaOne - 3/17/2011, 9:20 AM
Shun Sugata for Silver Samurai
GeekRadio - 3/17/2011, 9:23 AM
I hope they can get Japan put back together. That was a terrible disaster.
marvel72 - 3/17/2011, 9:47 AM
@ alexdelarge87

that would be a fantastic cast,what with aronofsky directing(fingers crossed)fox not interferring too much.

this could be the best x-related film ever.
MovieTheaterLad - 3/17/2011, 10:24 AM
I can speak both English and Japanese. And I'm a very convincing crossdresser! I should try and audition for that white girl role!
szero21 - 3/17/2011, 10:26 AM
It suck that DARREN ARONOFSKY is no longer directing the film....I had high hope for the movie...I'm not sure who is gonna replace him.
Digitaria51 - 3/17/2011, 10:27 AM
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