Richard Armitage BTS of ‘Wolverine’

This clip of Richard BTS at the recording for Stitcher’s Wolverine podcast has just dropped.

First response – oh lordy. I had resolved not to buy a subscription to this piece of audio work because a) not a fan of audio and b) not a major fan of Wolverine. But this is fascinating. I am intrigued by Armitage writhing and walking and *acting* the audio work in the confines of the studio. And not just on his own, but together with other actors. No hermetically sealed booth, but a large room in which the actors have space to bring the narrative to life. That sounds extraordinary.

Also – I just love the idea of Armitage doing something for ‘fans’. Granted, I am not part of the original target group. But I like that he is aware of the fans’ expectations. Judging by the reviews so far, he has really hit it out of the park.

Plus: hair porn

Where do I sign up for Stitcher???

26 thoughts on “Richard Armitage BTS of ‘Wolverine’

    • I have just signed up and the process was really easy in my case. (Servetus had written about problems, but it worked without hitch for me.) However, I am having problems listening to the piece on my macbook. Works fine on my iPhone, though…

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        • Oh, I never thought about the possibility of it being browser-related. However, I wasn’t using Safari but Chrome. (And I just checked again and now it’s all there. Curious. Maybe their server couldn’t cope with the demand a couple of days ago…)


  1. It does look really interesting. I am wondering if I can hold out until the fall when it is available on other platforms. I hesitate to pay for a subscription when if I’m patient I might get it as a disc or MP3 later. Where did you find the BTS content?


    • True, an MP3 for keeps is preferable! However, I have to say it’s really worth it. I have just listened to both episodes and they are great. Much better listening experience than an audiobook! Much to my surprise. Or maybe not. One of my favourite Armitage aufio works has always been Clarissa, which is also a play, not a narration.
      Anyway, I saw this on Twitter.

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  2. Thanks it’s good to know you are happy with the listening experience. I can only listen on my iPad or iPhone so I was also concerned about the sound quality using those devices. I do have headphones I can use with them so that might help. I totally agree that Clarissa was great. I may have to revisit that one.


    • Sound quality is really good. It actually stood out to me as really good because just before I listened to Wolverine I finally finished The Tattooist – and the sound quality of the latter is really really bad.


    • I’d recommend listening on stereo headphones. It’s fine w/o but they put in a lot of work to make it sound multi-directional.


  3. I signed up the other day. It was 1*2*3 easy. I knew that I was going to do this when RA announced he was the new Wolverine. Wolverine was my son’s favorite all the way back to his comic collecting days. I couldn’t miss RA as Wolverine, I know that Ben would have been on board.


    • Maybe that is what got their attention? But besides that, he really is a great audio performer – although there hasn’t been that much of Logan in the first two episodes yet.


  4. Das ist sooo aufregend. Schau wie er sich freut – direkt ansteckend (und goldig).
    Ich glaube, da hat jemand ein extrem gutes Händchen bewiesen und genau den Richtigen für diese Rolle ausgesucht: Einen Vollblutgeschichtenerzähler!

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    • Ja, ich fand auch wunderbar, wie er da voll dabei ist. Dass er Audio mag, wissen wir ja alle, aber diese Stitcher-Umsetzung war irgendwie etwas ganz anderes, v.a. wenn man das mit seinen letzten Projekten vergleicht. (Mal Martian Invasion ausgenommen – das war ja auch ein Play und keine Narration.) Ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass so ein Aufnahmeansatz, bei dem nicht nur gelesen, sondern mit vollem Körpereinsatz gespielt wird, genau sein Ding ist. Ich bin jedenfalls hellauf begeistert – nicht nur von dem schönen Interview, sondern auch von dem Podcast selbst. Sehr mitreißend gemacht – sogar für Nicht-Fans des Materials.
      Und ja, “Vollblutgeschichtenerzähler” trifft es genau. (Und nun stell dir mal Onkel Richard vor, wie er eine Gutenacht-Geschichte vorträgt… 😵😍)

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      • Oh, das ist eine äußerst schöne Vorstellung. Du musst dir nur ansehen mit welcher Begeisterung er die BBC Bedtime Stories erzählt. Wetten, da schauen nicht nur Kinder voller Entzücken zu… ich schließe von mir auf andere. 😉
        Er hat ja immer mal wieder erwähnt, dass es beim Lesen von Audiobüchern besonders anstrengend für ihn ist, so bewegungslos zu sitzen, was wohl nötig ist, um störende Geräusche zu vermeiden. Dass er sich hier nun so ausgedehnt bewegen kann, scheint ihm sehr zu gefallen. Das ist dann fast wie eine Theateraufführung und da ist er ja in seinem Element.


        • Die CeeBeebies Stories sind aber noch ein anderer Schnack – das ist ja eben ein Job, ein Schauspielauftrag. Ich stelle mir das als Privatvorstellung noch anders vor.
          Und ja, eine Studioaufnahme mit Ringelpiez ist bestimmt genau sein Ding – wie er da mit Gusto am Bein des Kollegen hing, sagte ja schon alles. Klasse.

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