Actors Armitage, Adsit, Balaban and Mitchell cast in key roles for spring 2018 series.

Marvel New Media and top podcast listening service and content network Stitcher (“Heaven’s Gate,” “Katie Couric,” “The Paris Review”) today announced “Wolverine: The Long Night,” the first-ever Marvel scripted podcast, launching in spring 2018. The 10-episode series will be available exclusively on Stitcher Premium until fall 2018, when it will see a wide release across all podcast platforms.

The show’s cast includes notable actors Richard Armitage (“The Hobbit”), Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”), Bob Balaban (“Moonrise Kingdom”) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (“Mr. Robot”).

The “Wolverine: The Long Night” story is a captivating hybrid of mystery and the larger-scale fantasy of the Marvel Universe. It follows agents Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) as they arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders and quickly discover the town lives in fear of a serial killer. The agents team up with deputy Bobby Reid (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) to investigate their main suspect, Logan (Richard Armitage). Their search leads them on a fox hunt through the mysterious and corrupt town.

The process behind the making of “Wolverine: The Long Night” brings Marvel’s storytelling expertise into the podcasting world, breaking new ground for the medium. To provide listeners a sense of immersion into the story, outdoor scenes will be recorded in realistic-sounding locations including forests and a cabin. In the studio, actors will be recorded in an ambisonic — or fully surround-sound — environment, allowing them to move, interact with one another and fully inhabit their characters.

“‘Wolverine: The Long Night’ brings our fans a whole new way to experience our iconic characters and the Marvel Universe,” said Dan Silver, vice president, head of platforms and content for Marvel New Media. “This tremendous cast will bring a thrilling level of intrigue and drama to our listeners. 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.”

Also cast in the series are actors Zoe Chao, Chaske Spencer, Jordan Bridges, David Call, Michael J. Burg and Lannon Killia. Chris Gethard, host of the popular “Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People” podcast, also will make a cameo appearance.

“Podcasting is an incredible, intimate medium that’s perfect for telling stories, and I can’t think of a better partner with whom to push the boundaries of scripted podcasts than Marvel,” said Erik Diehn, CEO of Midroll Media, a podcast industry leader and the parent company of Stitcher. “They make every translation of their rich universe of characters into new media fresh and interesting while still retaining the feel and spirit of the original comics, and, as a Marvel fan, I’m proud that we’ve helped them do it again in podcasting. The arrival of Wolverine and his many fans to podcasts and Stitcher is truly a signal that this medium is a major part of the American media landscape.”

Stitcher and Marvel have assembled a writing and production team of veterans from both the comic book world and the podcasting industry. “Wolverine: The Long Night” is written by award-winning comic book author Ben Percy (“The Wilding,” “Red Moon”) and will be directed by Brendan Baker (formerly a producer for Radiotopia’s “Love & Radio”). Chloe Prasinos (formerly a producer for Gimlet’s “Reply All”) will oversee sound design. The series is produced by Daniel Fink of Marvel and Jenny Radelet of Stitcher.

For more information, visit www.wolverinepodcast.com.

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The exhibition is now open at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture.

The MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit has been delighting Marvel fans since it opened at MoPOP — Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture — in April and now a new trailer puts the spotlight on what you’ll find when you visit.

Check out the video above to get a glimpse of an exhibit that looks to put the human into the superhuman and lets you experience a universe of heroes with characters and creatures that you can believe in.

Exploring 80 years of Marvel history, MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes is the biggest Marvel exhibition ever. Themed sections dive into the narratives of Marvel’s most beloved characters—like Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange—and showcase their connection to and impact on real-world issues.

Tickets for MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes can be purchased now at https://www.mopop.org/marvel.

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"Marvel's Spider-Man" is getting tons of buzz, plus TWIM's picks of the week!

While Ryan was in Los Angeles covering E3, Tucker filled the other co-host chair on This Week in Marvel! Jamie and Tucker were very eager to tell everyone about their picks of the week as well as the other comics that came out on Wednesday. But the biggest news was definitely “Marvel’s Spider-Man” for PlayStation 4 and its appearance at E3. Ryan gave his reaction to the game as well as an interview with the people behind it, Executive Creative Director of Marvel Games Bill Rosemann and Insomniac Creative Director Bryan Intihar. If you want to see what everyone is getting so excited about, check out the amazing gameplay footage for yourself!

Here are this week’s picks:

Ryan: EXILES #4, MARVEL 2-IN-1 ANNUAL #1
Jamie: DOMINO #3
Tucker: THOR #1

You can download this week’s whole episode here:

Subscribe to This Week in Marvel on Apple Podcasts or download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts!

With new episodes every Friday, This Week in Marvel delivers all the latest Marvel discussion and news about comics, TV, movies, games, toys, and beyond! Tweet your questions and comments about the show to @AgentM@jamiefrevele, or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph join a new episode of Marvel's Voices!

Welcome to a very special installment of Marvel’s Voices!

This week, Angélique invites Guest Voice Harry Go to host a conversation with “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph! The actors talk about their musical inspirations, their actual high school experiences, the power of speaking out, and the balance of realism and the fantastical in their hit new show, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”.

Listen to the episode above, and catch Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph on “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”—Thursdays at 8/7c on Freeform!

Download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts right now!

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Shippen talks about fictional podcasting and her own audio series!

Last week’s episode of Women of Marvel welcomed Lauren Shippen, a writer and performer who has been telling stories and creating for various media platforms. Her science fiction audio drama “The Bright Sessions” is part of an emerging form of podcasting-as-storytelling, and in this video, Shippen discusses how she was an early adopter of streaming platforms that have since become mainstream.

You can listen to the full episode featuring Lauren Shippen at the link below. To keep up with Women of Marvel and Marvel’s other podcasts, visit Marvel.com/podcasts!

The Women of Marvel podcast assembles to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every other Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel VP, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Talent & Senior Creative Producer Lorraine Cink.

Have feedback or questions? Email us at WomenOf@marvel.com, or tweet your questions and comments to @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfMarvel.

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Comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder create a Frank Castle inspired dish!

Get some sweet revenge with today’s episode of Marvel’s Eat the Universe!

In the latest installment of the show, comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder join celebrity chef Justin Warner for a little Punisher-inspired fare!

In celebration of Frank Castle’s Italian roots, the trio craft a delicious Italian Wedding Soup. And the result is worthy fuel for some hardcore vigilante heroism!

Watch the episode above, then dive into the recipe below to try it yourself! And for stand-up tour dates, go to www.DanSoder.com and www.BigJayComedy.com!

For the broth:
– 3lbs beef marrow bones, split (but any beef bones will do)
– 1 onion, split
– 1 inch knob of gigner, split
– 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
– 1 stick cinnamon
– 5 cloves
– 3 pods cardamom
– 20 black peppercorns
– 4 pods star anise
– kosher salt, for punishing
– water to cover

For the meatballs:
– 1/2 lbs ground beef
– 1/2 lbs ground pork
– 2TB minced parsley
– 2TB minced basil
– 1/2 cup Parmesan
– 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs (or whatever)
– 1 egg
– kosher salt, for punishing
– ground black pepper, also for punishing

For the greenery:
– 1 head escarole, ripped up and wiped clean

For the egg stracciatella:
– 2 eggs
– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions:
(If you don’t have a pressure cooker, no big deal. Simply follow the instructions but allow the stock to simmer in a stock pot for about 3 hours, then follow the directions from the point of pressure release.)

Combine all of the broth ingredients in the pressure cooker and fill with water until the ingredients are covered. Lock the lid on the pressure cooker, set to high pressure, and cook for 15 minutes once pressure is obtained.

Meanwhile, make the meatballs. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients with a tender touch. The more you mash, the tougher the meatballs, or at least that’s what Frank Castle told me. Season the mixture with plenty of salt and pepper, and maybe just a little more than you think.

Roll into balls and refrigerate until it’s time to finish the soup.

Next, make the stracciatella by mixing together the cheese and eggs, then refrigerate until you are ready to finish the soup.

Once the broth has cooked, carefully strain out the veggies, spices and bones. Any little bits of meat or marrow stuck to the bones are good to eat with a little salt and make a fine mini-boss reward, because you are about half way done with this recipe.

Once the broth is strained, transfer to a container to cool. Once cool, a hard layer of fat will form on top. I like a fair amount of fat in my soup, but you can scrape it all off and add as much as you like once the soup is hot.

Reheat the broth to a boil, then add the meatballs one by one. Once the broth returns to a boil, punish with more salt and pepper to taste. Finish by adding the escarole and the slowly drizzling the egg stracciatella while stirring. Serve immediately with a side of revenge for a complete meal.

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TWIM is very ready for Charles Soule's new Wolverine and picks of the week!

There was a lot to get excited about on This Week in Marvel, especially all the Cloak and Dagger news! The premiere episodes of “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” aired on Freeform this past Thursday AND a new digital CLOAK AND DAGGER comic dropped! If that wasn’t enough, Ryan has an interview with Charles Soule, the writer on the upcoming limited series RETURN OF WOLVERINE, coming September 19. They get into the hunt for the resurrected mutant and his new red-hot claws.

Plus: Ryan and Jamie are very eager to bring you their picks of the week and share a link to the Discord server made by Marvel fan and friend of TWIM Brian Strenko! Follow the link to connect with other members of the TWIM Strike Force alliance. And even if you don’t play, stop in and say hello!

You can download this week’s whole episode right here:

Subscribe to This Week in Marvel on Apple Podcasts or download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts!

With new episodes every Friday, This Week in Marvel delivers all the latest Marvel discussion and news about comics, TV, movies, games, toys, and beyond! Tweet your questions and comments about the show to @AgentM@jamiefrevele, or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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The writer, actress, and “experimental media darling” cheers on the LGBTQ+ community!

With so many kinds of media to provide a microphone for today’s best talent, it’s no wonder that someone like Lauren Shippen is trying to conquer every platform. The “experimental media darling” (as she was dubbed by her “indulgent friend”) is a writer, actress, podcaster, and more, and she stopped by Women of Marvel to tell hosts Judy Stephens and Sana Amanat all about it! Shippen also discusses her science fiction audio drama “The Bright Sessions” and her love for the Winter Soldier.

Plus: Women of Marvel kicks off Pride Month by celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with Shippen!

You can download the whole episode now: https://soundcloud.com/marvel/lauren-shippen

Download Women of Marvel and all of Marvel’s podcasts at Marvel.com/podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts right now!

The Women of Marvel podcast assembles to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every other Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel VP, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Talent & Senior Creative Producer Lorraine Cink.

Have feedback or questions? Email us at WomenOf@marvel.com, or tweet your questions and comments to @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfMarvel.

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The comedian and Accidental Activist looks back on her journey.

Sit back and enjoy a bonus clip from last week’s episode of Marvel’s Voices!

Watch as MTV and Comedy Central’s Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey talks with host Angélique Roché about how being exposed to many different kinds of people can change your worldview.

Dig into the clip above, and be sure to check out Franchesca Ramsey’s new book, “Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist” on shelves now!

Download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts right now!

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Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder tell TWIM about a big issue being tackled by Lunella Lafayette!

This Week in Marvel has something for everyone! Ryan and Jamie not only bring you their picks of the week, but because it’s a very special release week, we have LOTS of Spidey talk! If you haven’t already read AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800, you can get an in-depth run-down on this week’s podcast. Plus, TWIM celebrates the 40th anniversary of Japan’s “Spider-Man” series — we may have included its amazing theme song, too! (You’ll have to listen to find out!)

That’s not all! This Week in Marvel also welcomed the creators of MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, who wrote a special issue to recognize World No Tobacco Day. In MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #31, Lunella is faced with her whole neighborhood suddenly becoming addicted to cigarettes. But the enemy is a lot more insidious than peer pressure! Tune in to TWIM to hear more about the story — and the mission behind the story!

You can listen to the whole episode here:

Subscribe to This Week in Marvel on Apple Podcasts or download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts!

With new episodes every Friday, This Week in Marvel delivers all the latest Marvel discussion and news about comics, TV, movies, games, toys, and beyond! Tweet your questions and comments about the show to @AgentM@jamiefrevele, or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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