Will Yun Lee will play the main villain, Kenuichio Harada, a.k.a. The Silver Samurai, the illegitimate son of a crime lord who uses an electrified samurai suit of armor. Brian Tee's Noboru Mori is the corrupt Minister of Justice who is about to marry the daughter of a Yakuza crime boss. The young woman is also the love interest of Hugh Jackman's title character.
James Mangold is directing from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback. Production is expected to start next month in Australia. We reported back in April that the sequel will shoot interior sound stage shots in Australia, and most exterior shots in Japan.