Aside from his character’s scientific background and villainous orientation, nothing is known about the role Grant will be playing. Given the copious amount of mad scientists in X-Men lore, the actor could be playing anyone from Professor Andre Thorton to arch-villain Mister Sinister.
Grant joins a cast that includes series regulars Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart as well as newcomer Boyd Holbrook. Production on the film, which is set for release in 2017, is set to start shooting in New Orleans and New Mexico this May:
Rumors continue to swirl that the film is based on the famous Old Man Logan story line, though this remains unconfirmed. We’ve meanwhile heard that X-23 will be making an appearance, while rumors swirl that the final film could be the first ever R-rated take on Jackman’s Marvel hero. Mangold’s The Wolverine saw an alternate R-rated cut released on home media after its theatrical release and, following the success of Deadpool (currently the highest-grossing X-Men and R-rated movie of all-time), we could be seeing a lot more blood when Wolverine next pops his claws.
Wolverine 3 will be directed by James Mangold from a script by David James Kelly. It is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 3, 2017.
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