With camera apparently rolling on Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine movie (which we are currently referring to as Wolverine 3, like everybody else), news of new casting additions keeps coming in. Now, it would appear that the film’s casting agents are looking towards TV for inspiration, as Elizabeth Rodriguez is the latest name to be attached to the project.
According to The Wrap, Rodriguez (who can currently be seen in Season 2 of Fear The Walking Dead, and will also reprise her role in Season 4 of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black) will show up in a role that has been described as “small but vital”. Like the majority of the cast, the exact nature of her role is unknown at present, but we’re sure we’ll discover in due course.
In fact, this aura of mystery extends to the whole movie. Rumours point to this following (or at least taking heavy inspiration from) Mark Millar’s epic Old Man Logan comic-book storyline, which sees an older and even more world-weary Wolverine in a world run by supervillains, with most of the heroes wiped out. With an R-rating purportedly likely, this would certainly fit in with the tone.
Rodriguez joins a cast that already includes the returning Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine, and Patrick Stewart reprising his X-Men movie role as Professor Charles Xavier, with new faces including Boyd Holbrook, Richard E Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal. James Mangold will return as director, working from a script by Michael Green and David James Kelly, with Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner on board as producers.
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