It was reported during the 2011 San Diego Comicon that the new villain for the upcoming James Mangold (3:10 TO YUMA, KNIGHT AND DAY) film THE WOLVERINE would be none other than The Silver Samurai. The news was given to fans by Wolverine himself Hugh Jackman. Here is what he had to say:

“I’m filming LES MISERABLES in February, but before that I will be filming WOLVERINE 2 in October. Chris McQuarrie has written a fantastic script and it should turn out really good. I’ll fight the Silver Samurai in it so that should be exciting. Most of the filming will take place in Japan.”

While this news may not be that big of a surprise to comic book fans, it is a good sign that the movie is going in the right direction. Stay tuned for more news regarding THE WOLVERINE as it becomes available.