marvels podcast

Marvel is getting serious about the podcast business. After testing the water with their iHeartRadio Award-winning Wolverine: The Long Night and its following second season The Lost Trail, Marvel is teaming up with Stitcher to expand its Marvel Podcast Universe even further. Marvel and Stitcher are launching a new fictional scripted podcast Marvels, adapting Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ four-part 1994 comic book. The series will launch this fall, on the year of the award-winning comic book’s 25th anniversary.

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Wolverine The Lost Trail trailer

In a cramped, soundproofed room, Richard Armitage is ordering a drink. Or rather, he’s ordering a drink as Logan, aka Wolverine, the lead character in the upcoming Marvel and Stitcher podcast drama, Wolverine: The Lost Trail. Standing around a cheap IKEA table and clinking glasses full of water, Armitage and co-star Rodney Henry, who plays a young teen named Marcus Baptiste from New Orleans, read from the scripts on the iPads they have in hand, as if rehearsing for a stage play. Except they do two takes. Then another. Then another. This is no rehearsal, this is the real thing and it’s all being captured on a special ambisonic microphone for the second season of the unique Marvel audio drama podcast following the adventures of Wolverine as he searches for his memory and his lost love.

The follow-up to last year’s iHeartRadio Award-winning original podcast series Wolverine: The Long NightThe Lost Trail is an anomaly of a podcast, fictional or otherwise. Scripted in the style of an old-school radio play but with modern innovations like atmospheric foley effects and cutting edge audio technology, The Lost Trail is part of Marvel’s pioneering of the last frontier that it hasn’t yet dominated: podcasts.

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