THE WOLVERINE Gets Plot, GAME OF THRONES Gets Cast

The Wolverine, Fox's solo sequel starring Hugh Jackman once again as the old canucklehead, is now filming in Australia, despite not yet making an announcement on the casting of the main villain, Viper.

To mark the start of production, Fox has released the official plot summary for the movie:

"Based on the celebrated comic book arc, 'The Wolverine' finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed."

It doesn't tell us anything new, as the movie's plot mirroring the classic mini-series featuring Wolverine in Japan has been well-publicized since it was first rumored to even be a possible film. Marvel.com promises more updates soon, however, from the website's Executive Editorial Director Ryan Penagos, who just returned from a trip to the film's set down under.

The King Beyond the Wall

Game of Thrones has its king beyond the wall, Mance Rayder. The character is a former man of the Night's Watch who now leads the wildlings in the true North of the realm. Ciarán Hinds, who was once on another HBO series, Rome, will be leading the army and joining the war between the many kings in Westeros, according to EW.com. The series, based on a series of novels known for its ever-expanding and constantly rotating cast, has several new additions already announced besides Rayder. Dianna Rigg joins as Lady Tyrrell, Mackenzie Crook is Orell, Thomas Brodie-Sangster is Jojen Reed, and that's just a handful of the dozen plus new characters being introduced in Season 3.

Robot Chicken Gets Handsy with DC Characters

The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special, with contributions from writer Geoff Johns, is coming September 9, 2012, and the first trailer has been released to our pals at IGN.com. Go ahead, try not to laugh.

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