Armitage is no stranger to audio, lending his voice to productions such as Netflix's 2017 Castlevania series, as well as Audible productions like David Copperfield and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Their search will not only uncover Logan's identity as Wolverine, but will take them on a journey through the small town's corruption.
Marvel officially picks a new Wolverine.
Marvel has teamed with top podcast listening service and content network Stitcher to create this new 10-episode series which will follow agents Sally Pierce and Tad Marshall as they investigate a series of mysterious murders in an Alaskan town.
Wolverine is always telling us how he's the best there is at what he does, but we never guessed that what he does is host podcasts.
Having conquered just about every other form of media, Marvel's getting into the scripted podcasting game.
Meanwhile, Percy teased that "Wolverine: The Long Night" imbibes the classic true-crime format.
"Wolverine: The Long Night" will be directed by Brendan Baker, with Chloe Prasinos overseeing sound design.
As great as it would be to hear Hugh Jackman reprise his movie role and monologue a nice story for you 40 minutes at at time, the man who brought Wolverine to life on screen isn't going to be involved here. The twosome join forces with deputy Bobby Reid, Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger (TUCK EVERLASTING, NEWSIES, MARY POPPINS), to investigate their main suspect, Logan (Richard Armitage).
"This tremendous cast will bring a thrilling level of intrigue and drama to our listeners", Marvel's head of New Media Dan Silver said.
Wolverine: The Long Night will be released on Stitcher in spring of 2018, and will hit wide release on other platforms in fall of 2018. The cast will also include Bob Balaban, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chris Gethard, and 30 Rock's Scott Adsit, who himself was turned into a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in the pages of Marvel's Deadpool. "The character of Logan and this landscape make it the ideal premiere vehicle for us, and we're excited to continue to explore the dynamic possibilities of the podcast medium".