Ever since Narcos star Boyd Holbrook was cast in Wolverine 3 – now called Logan – there have been plenty of rumours as to who he’s actually playing. Mr Sinister has been linked to the movie, but… we don’t know, it just didn’t seem right somehow.
In any case, Holbrook has gone ahead and solved the conundrum for us, posting the following message, which ever so slightly gives the game away:
For those of you who aren’t particularly versed in Marvel mythos, ‘Pierce’ more than likely refers to Donald Pierce, a super-strong cyborg and member of the Hellfire Club (he has alternately had the roles of ‘White Bishop’ and ‘White King’), the exclusive group also frequented by Sebastian Shaw and Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class.
Although Logan has come to blows with him numerous times in the comics thanks to the X-Men’s regular scuffles with the Hellfire Club, we don’t really see him as a Wolverine villain as such – well, not insofar as he has real emnity with anyone that happens to cross his path.
Perhaps the key to his involvement here is his eventual leadership of the Reavers, a gang of robotic assassins. There have been rumours that they will be present in Logan, which would in turn make Pierce’s presence seem a bit more viable.
Even so, we can’t see him being the main villain. Pierce, although shrewd, doesn’t quite carry the gravitas or renown to be Logan’s last big-screen opponent – we’ll hazard a guess that there’s someone pulling his strings.
Holbrook joins fellow cast members Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Elizabeth Rodriguex, Richard E Grant, Stephen Merchant and Eriq La Salle, with James Mangold directing from a script penned by Michael Green and David James Kelly.
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