Addressing a crowd from the back of a Real Steel-themed truck, Hugh Jackman yesterday revealed who the antagonist of the next Wolverine movie will be. Drawing inspiration from the film’s Japanese setting and from people liking shiny things, Chris McQuarrie’s screenplay has, according to Jackman, cast flamboyantly garish supervillain Silver Samurai as the main enemy.
For those that don’t remember Silver Samurai from his many appearances in K·B Toys bargain bins, here’s a brief description of the character from Wikipedia:
Silver Samurai, the illegitimate son of Shingen Yashida, is a Japanese mutant with the power to charge almost anything, most notably his katana, with mutant energy (described as a tachyon field) which enables it to slice through any known substance excluding adamantium. He also sports a suit based on traditional samurai armor. It is made of a silver metal, hence his name.
Wolverine’s claws and bones are, of course, made from adamantium, so you can see how a conflict between the two would arise. You just can’t help but hate someone once you realize you can’t cleave through their skeleton, you know?
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