‘Wolverine 3’ Recruits ‘Narcos’ Star Boyd Holbrook for Villainous Role

     April 8, 2016


Hugh Jackman is gearing up for his last go as Logan in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Wolverine 3, and while details on the sequel are scarce at the moment, we now know who will be squaring off against Jackman as the film’s big bad. Narcos star Boyd Holbrook has signed on to play the film’s main villain, an as yet nameless character Deadline describes as “a relentless, calculating and intense head of Security for a global enterprise who is set against Jackman’s clawed Wolverine/Logan hero.”

The studio hasn’t yet revealed any story details for Wolverine 3, though we do know Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Professor Charles Xavier. Jackman has teased Old Man Logan a few times now, including at Comic-Con, and apparently to Sabretooth actor Liev Schrieber, who said he “talked” about the possibility of a return with Jackman. Director James Mangold, who helmed the previous installment in the Wolverine films, 2013’s The Wolverine, has worked closely with Jackman for the star’s final go in the claws, with David James Kelley penning the script. Jackman has emphasized time and time again their dedication to getting the script just right, but told us back in January that they were very nearly finished. Which is good, considering the film is reportedly set to role into production next month!


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As for Holbook, the actor previously delivered notable performances in David Fincher‘s Gone Girl and the actioner Run All Night, but really brokeout after the success of his Netflix series Narcos, in which he plays a CIA agent ivestigating Pablo Escobar in 1970 Colombia.

Wolverine 3 is scheduled to arrive in theaters March 3rd, 2017.

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