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Published On: Thu, Jul 12th, 2012

‘The Wolverine’ cast grows as Will Yun Lee set to play Silver Samurai

A long list of casting additions to Hugh Jackman’s “The Wolverine,” include two veteran actors and two relative newcomers to the screen, all of Japanese descent. 

Silver Samurai battles Wolverine/Marvel Comics

Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai) and Hal Yamanouchi (The Way Back) will be joined by Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima.

Variety reports that Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day) has also joined the cast as the film’s villain, Harada (aka The Silver Samurai).

Lee has completed the videogame “Sleeping Dogs” set for release in August as an undercover police officer fighting under the Square Enix banner by United Front Games. He also recently starred in the Chinese independent feature “Far Away Eyes” and is portraying the lead villain in MGM’s “Red Dawn” and will appear in Sony’s “Total Recall” remake and Lionsgate’s 3D dance feature “Cobu 3D.”

The latest additions to director James Mangold’s film will join Jackman, who is starring in the title role. 

The shoot is set for soundstages in Australia starting this August along with on-location shots scheduled for Japan. 

The Wolverine is currently set for a July 26th, 2013 release.  [Update: Variety reports that Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day) has also joined the cast as the film’s villain, Harada (aka The Silver Samurai).]

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