This is the project I've been secretly working on the past five months. Wolverine: The Long Night. The 1st podcast (radio play) series put out by @Marvel . I wrote ten, half-hour episodes, with @RCArmitage as the title character. https://t.co/jRqezeTVeb
The podcast will debut exclusively on Stitcher in Spring, 2018 and on other podcast platforms in Autumn, 2018.
The Hobbit and Hannibal star Richard Armitage will lend his voice to Logan for the podcast, which writer Ben Percy says 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.
While the creative team behind Wolverine: The Long Night — director Brendan Baker, sound designer Chloe Prasinos and producers Daniel Fink of Marvel and Jenny Radelet of Stitcher — is currently working on perfecting the iconic snikt of Wolverine’s claws in podcast form, the most vital piece of the puzzle is already in place: Armitage as Logan.
“You think about when you read the comics as a kid: what was the voice that you heard in your head? And it was a lot of fun to sit in a room and have those conversations about, ‘Is it gruff enough? Is it playful enough? Does it just sound like Hugh Jackman?'” Silver says of the casting process. “And then, all of a sudden Richard’s name came up and everybody closed their eyes and it was like that moment when you all picture everybody hearing it in their head, and you went, ‘Oh, yeah, of course. That would be amazing.’ And yeah, he is — he’s perfect.”
Percy agrees, “When I heard that Richard was a possibility for the role, I knew he was the one. He’s a perfect match for Logan and brings so much soul and savagery to the project.”
An update to this. The collection is now available through iTunes US for #3.95, iTunes Australia for $5.99. We understand it is also available through iTunes UK. As soon as we have confirmation and a price, we’ll let you know. It’s also available in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and China. From all reports it’s under 10 in any local currency.
Three poems from the upcoming “Classic Love Poems” narrated by Richard have been uploaded to Soundcloud.
Included in this collection are:
• “How do I love thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
• “Sonnet 116” by William Shakespeare
• “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe
• “To Be One with Each Other” by George Eliot
• “Maud” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
• “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell
• “Bright Star” by John Keats
• “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
• 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
• “Meeting at Night” by Robert Browning
• “The Dream” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
• “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe
• “I carry your heart” by e. e. cummings
• “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron
• “Give All to Love” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Richard was interviewed today on Steve Wright in the Afternoon’s programme on BBC Radio 2. He talks about getting back on stage in The Crucible and Into the Storm. We’ve recorded the 5 minute interview:
-Updated with photo of Richard at Studio:
Thanks to Amanda for this slightly higher res version of the photo of Richard at the Studio which we have added to our Gallery :