Wolverine 3 Has Finally Found Its Antagonist

MOVIE NEWS – Over 16 years Hugh Jackman played in seven X-Men movies (eight if he is in X-Men: Apocalypse). The actor now is giving his final presentation as Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine, next year in Wolverine 3. Very much like in his previous two standalone movies, the metal-clawed mutant will be getting into a lot of trouble, and that will inevitably lead to him being pitted against a new adversary. Now it seems that Narcos star Boyd Holbrook will be the main villain of the threequel.

According to a story from Deadline, Holbrook’s character is a “relentless, calculating and intense” head of security for a global company that has is watching Wolverine. There’s no name provided with this description, so it’s unclear whether he’ll be an original character or someone from the comics.

Either way, if this fellow is as skilled and resourceful as the description makes him out to be, it won’t be a piece of cake for Wolverine to deal with him. Who knows, he may even have his mutant ability to use against the eponymous hero. Still, we wonder, who could this mystery antagonist be?


While it’s certainly possible that Holbrook is playing an original creation, and the information that he’s named as the lead villain makes it more likely that he’s someone from the source material. We shouldn’t also forget that this is Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine movie and perhaps the last time the Marvel hero will be seen in the X-Men movie universe, so makers of the film will almost certainly be using a recognizable villain instead of someone obscure.

Boyd Holbrook is also playing Agent Steve Murphy in the series Narcos which is on Netflix. Ha also acted in the Hatfields & McCoys miniseries, The Skeleton Twins, Gone Girl and Behind the Candelabra. Before Holbrook, the only other actor until that was confirmed for Wolverine 3 besides Jackman as the metal-clawed mutant, was Patrick Stewart reprising Professor Charles Xavier.

Few plot details have been released concerning Wolverine 3 since it was announced in October 2013. While Jackman mentioned last year at San Diego Comic-Con that it would be based on the Old Man Logan story, that has yet to be confirmed by 20th Century Fox. The last major update concerning the feature was that the studio was aiming for it to be R-rated, which would make it the second X-Men movie to ear such a rating, preceded only by Deadpool. It’s also rumored that Liev Schreiber might reprise Sabretooth, which, if true, would give Logan yet another enemy to battle in his third solo adventure.

Wolverine 3 will be released on March 3, 2017.

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