New ‘Logan’ Photos Reveal Stephen Merchant as the Mutant Caliban

     October 17, 2016

As we’ve seen in previous X-Men films, the continuity of this superhero franchise is one of the more problematic cinematic spaces. Caliban is the latest example: actor Tómas Lemarquis portrayed the pale-skinned mutant in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, but Stephen Merchant has been rumored for the role in the third Wolverine movie, titled Logan. Now the casting seems confirmed with the first photos of the comedian in character.

Merchant shared a photo of his X-Men character on Instagram to show fans “how I spent my summer.” The black-and-white image sees him in white body paint with a cowboy hat, a bandana wrapped around his face, and a feral glare. Logan director James Mangold released a second, more close-up shot of the character on Twitter, writing about the photo being shot with a “Leica S 007 Summicron 100mm, ISO 1600 1/250 ƒ2.”

See the images below.

How I spent my summer

A photo posted by Stephen Merchant (@stephenmerchant) on

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