Maggie Q as Yukio...
Why She’s Perfect:
A sword-swinging assassin, Yukio is a total wildcard, with scant concern for her own life so long as she takes down her target. Nursing something of a soft spot for old Wolvie, she finds herself in a quandary when her Yakuza employer Lord Shingen singles him out as her next assignment.
Currently starring as a similarly skilled assassin on small-screen action update
, Maggie Q has the perfect balance of athleticism, menace and sex appeal to make this one her own. And before you start beating us round the head with it, we’re aware that unlike the character she’s of Vietnamese rather than Japanese descent. However, we’ve had Chinese actresses play Japanese people in the past (see Zhang Ziyi in
Memoirs of a Geisha
), so as long as the part seems a good fit, we’re all for it. We’ve got an Australian Wolverine after all…
A claws-and-all dust-up with Wolverine, before she’s even uttered a word on screen. She gave Bruce Willis a good shoeing in
Die Hard 4
, so we’re backing her to hold her own.
But if Q can’t do it…