Production is expected to get underway soon on the third and final (for Hugh Jackman, anyway) Wolverine film, and now it's added a villain to its ranks in the form of Richard E. Grant.
Although the specifics of who Grant is playing are currently being kept under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter notes that he will be playing a mad scientist in the movie. Given he's a villain, his being a key player in the Weapon X programme seems the safest bet at the moment.
Grant, well-known for his roles in the likes of Withnail and I and Doctor Who, isn't the only antagonist for Jackman, with Boyd Holbrook cast as the primary villain of the movie. Patrick Stewart is set to return as Professor X, while James Mangold is once again directing.
Story details are thin on the ground at the moment, however it is strongly rumoured that it will partially adapt the comic book series Old Man Logan. Set in a dystopian future dominated by supervillains, it finds Wolverine as one of the last remaining heroes, embittered and reluctant to use his claws again. There's also talk, especially in the wake of Deadpool's success, that the film will look for an R-Rating, which would allow Wolverine to go berserk in a way we've never seen yet.
The Wolverine is expected on March 3, 2017. Before then we will be able to see Jackman don the claws again in X-Men: Apocalypse, after the latest trailer teased his arrival in the film. Grant, meanwhile, is slated to appear in Game of Thrones Season 6.
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