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Stephen Merchant has joined the Wolverine 3 cast. No, really.

April 28th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Here’s some casting news we really weren’t expecting, as Stephen Merchant signs up as part of the new Wolverine cast.

We kind of really hope he’ll be replacing Hugh Jackman in the role.

Following the announcement earlier in the week that Richard E Grant would play the film’s “mad scientist,” Deadline have broken the news of Merchant’s arrival.

Though there isn’t any news at the moment about who he may play – we keep getting casting news but no actual character names – it’s certainly seems like an unusual choice for director James Mangold.

Merchant joins the cast for the third – and what Jackman says will be his final – Wolverine flick, which also stars Boyd Holbrook as the main villain and Patrick Stewart returning once more to play Professor Charles Xavier.

Wolverine 3 is currently scheduled for release on 2nd March 2017.

Cheers to Squareeyed for the scoop

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….