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Holly Hunter

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar® winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of “300: Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto of “The Wolverine” have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.  All three actors will play characters newly created for the film.

Snyder stated, “Holly has always been one of my favorite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen. I had an opportunity to meet her a while back and knew instantly that I had to work with her, so as we began writing the script I made sure to create
a role specifically for her. I just had the good fortune to work with Callan on ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ and was very impressed with his incredible talent,” the director continued. “He’s a fantastic actor and I’m looking forward to having the chance to work with him again. And, quite simply, Tao is a striking presence whose beauty is aptly rivaled by her amazing abilities as an actress. I’m really excited to have her joining us on this adventure.”

Hunter received the Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for her starring role in Jane Campion’s “The Piano.” She also garnered Oscar®  nominations for her work in “Broadcast News,” “The Firm” and “Thirteen.” She has starred in such films as the Coen brothers’ “Raising
Arizona” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” Steven Spielberg’s “Always,” Lasse Halström’s “Once Around,” Jodie Foster’s “Home for the Holidays” and Brad Bird’s animated hit “The Incredibles.” Hunter was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® when she reunited with
Campion for the TV miniseries “Top of the Lake.” She next appears in David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn” and in Terrence Malick’s upcoming feature.

Australian-born Mulvey stars in the current box office hit “300: Rise of an Empire,” produced by Snyder. He also appeared in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” and will next be seen in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

In addition to “The Wolverine,” Okamoto also appeared in the video “The Wolverine: The Path of a Ronin,” and in the Japanese television miniseries “Chi no wadachi.”

Snyder’s film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and reunites “Man of Steel” stars
Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

The new film is currently being written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

The film is set to open in Australia in July 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

The Wolverine

Summary: Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern-day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 25th July, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA, Australia

Director: James Mangold

Screenwriter: Mark Bomback, Scott Frank

Cast: Rila Fukushimia (Yukio), Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine), Famke Janssen (Dr. Jean Grey), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), Kimi (Saki), Qyoko Kudo (Aya), Ryuta Kimura (Hitoshi), Yaeko Kimura (Mieko), Will Yun Lee (Harada), Keiki Matsumoto (Shizu), Ian McKellan (Magneto), Tao Okamoto (Mariko), Hiroyuki Sanada (Shingen), Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier), Brian Tee (Noburo), Hal Yamamura (Yashida), Ken Yamamura (Young Yashida)

Runtime: 126 mins

Classification:M

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘THE WOLVERINE’’:

David Griffiths:Stars(3) 

Please check Dave’s review of ‘The Wolverine’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(3)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘The Wolverine’ that is available on Episode 42 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Nick Gardener: Stars(2.5)

Please check Nicks’s review of ‘The Wolverine’ that is available on Episode 42 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3)

IMDB Rating:  The Wolverine (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Wolverine′: Please check Episode #42 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show for more reviews of ‘The Wolverine’.

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