Two Can Play This Role: Richard Armitage Will Be Back as Wolverine
Good news for Richard Armitage and his fans, people who hate Hugh Jackman as the sole Wolverine, and anyone who enjoyed Marvel Studio’s first scripted podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night; as it’s been renewed for a second season.
The second season, Wolverine: The Lost Trail, will pick up in the Louisiana Bayou, a change from the first season’s location of Alaska. Armitage will return in the titular role, along with new to-be-announced cast members to fit along with the new setting. Per the above source:
“Marvel’s ‘Wolverine: The Lost Trail’ is an epic quest that takes place in the Louisiana bayou. Following the events of Marvel’s ‘Wolverine: The Long Night,’ Logan (Richard Armitage) returns to New Orleans in search of redemption, only to discover that his ex-lover, Maureen is nowhere to be found. And she’s not the only one. Dozens of humans and mutants have gone missing, including the mother of a teenage boy, Marcus Baptiste. With Weapon X in close pursuit, Logan and Marcus must team up and follow a trail of clues that leads them deep into the gothic heart of the bayou, where they encounter biker gangs, Cajun thieves and a world of wonders that defies explanation. It is here that they find Greenhaven — a backwater refuge run by a powerful mutant named Jason Wyngarde.”
Despite starring in some pretty big major-releases like The Hobbit Trilogy, Armitage has definitely leaned in to voice work lately, and appears to have 31 titles available on Audible, a good chunk of which was released in the last year. This is in addition to co-starring in Oceans 8, which was released this summer, and presumably filming two movies this year that are currently in post-production slated for a 2019 release. Richard Armitage is busy, y’all!
This is all great for him, and he appears to have a career I wish on any actor whose work I enjoy: interesting and consistent work, without the crushing constant spotlight that forces you to live your life in a bubble.
In addition to being in-demand, he manages to post occasionally on Twitter, and unlike some people *cough* Ted Cruz *cough* his posts are a gentle, benign delight. Any time a post of his pops up in my feed, I half-expect it to be of an interesting-looking bird he came across in his garden. No such luck…yet.
For many reasons I’ll never forget that time, but there were so many small things that made a huge difference, like accommodation for family members, complementary therapies, the gardens, and the staff. I’ll never stop supporting or saying thank you to LOROS. https://t.co/37ydlHCQ3T— Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) August 26, 2018
Happy Birthday Sandy, my fellow Leo 🦁 https://t.co/R4KNDt2sjX— Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) July 27, 2018
If you want to catch up on Wolverine: The Lost Trail, you can download it here. No word yet on an exact release date for the second season, but it’s expected to happen winter 2019.
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