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Four Japanese actors have joined the cast of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel, directed by James Mangold.

From SuperHeroHype:

Hiroyuki Sanada (“Lost,” Rush Hour 3, The Last Samurai) is set to play Shingen; veteran actor Hal Yamanouchi (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Push, Sinbad of the Seven Seas) plays Yashida; and new discoveries Tao Okamoto and Rila [frick]ushima will star as Mariko and Yukio, respectively.

If you need a refresher, you’ll find that the character played by Hal Yamanouchi is “Yashida”, which is the family name of many characters that end up crossing paths with Wolverine during his story in the “Wolverine Japan Saga”, which this film is being based on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=690341156 Andrew Davies-Land

    oh so this is actually moving forward then? last i heard it was all just rumours..

  • http://hypable.com John Thrasher

    Lady Deathstrike’s real name is Yuriko Oyama, and she had a big role in the Japan Saga as well. Also the actress who played her in X2 signed on for 2 movies, which lead people to believe she’d be used in this film.

    • http://twitter.com/Goslingsawagrin Kyle Jung Mun Lim

       well everything has changed in the comic books sucks doesnt it

  • http://twitter.com/Goslingsawagrin Kyle Jung Mun Lim

    I do hope it does it justice 

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