Richard E. Grant joins the cast of Hugh Jackman’s WOLVERINE finale.

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The Hollywood Reporter reveals that British actor Richard E. Grant (TV’s Jekyll & Hyde) has been cast in director James Mangold’s WOLVERINE finale. While plot details are being kept under wraps, it’s known that Grant will play a “villainous mad-scientist type.”

Production begins next month, with Patrick Stewart returning as Professor X and Boyd Holbrook appearing as the film’s lead villain. Wolverine’s successor, X-23, is also rumored to have a role in the film.

When fans hear “villainous, mad scientist,” they may automatically think of Mister Sinister. Would producers be willing to put such a major X-Men villain in a solo Wolverine film? We’ll have to wait and see!

The film is currently scheduled for March 3, 2017.

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