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Richard E Grant cast as mad scientist type in Wolverine 3

Richard E Grant

Story by Jack Foley

RICHARD E Grant has joined the cast of Wolverine 3 as a mad scientist type of character.

The British will join leading man Hugh Jackman, as well as Boyd Holbrook, as Jackman’s nemesis, and Patrick Stewart, as X-Men leader Professor X, in the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will play another of the movie’s villains.

James Mangold, who directed the last Wolverine movie, is helming the film which is due to commence shooting in May.

Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps for now but rumours suggest that this could be a more violent affair than usual, with a higher certificate, and could also represent Jackman’s final outing as the mutant.

Grant, whose best known film credit is Withnail & I, was most recently seen in the Jekyll & Hyde TV series, as well as Dig, the thriller co-created by Tim Kring that aired on USA.

He also appeared in HBO’s Girls, BBC’s Doctor Who and ITV’s Downton Abbey.

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