Actor Hugh Jackman's character Logan in the upcoming film The Wolverine 3 will reportedly have a face-off with the genetic-obsessed character Mister Sinister.
The scientist, whose civilian identity is Nathaniel Essex, may be featured in the third and final Wolverine solo movie to antagonise the clawed mutant, reports aceshowbiz.com.
Details about one of the most powerful supervillains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe appearing opposite Logan (Wolverine) are included on the audio commentary featuring Simon Kinberg and director Bryan Singer. It is attached to the digital HD release of X-Men: Apocalypse.
Bryan seems to confirm the speculation that the post-credit scene, which features a representative of the Essex Corporation obtaining a vial of Wolverine's blood from the ruined Alkali Lake facility, is said to be a direct connection to The Wolverine 3.
According to sources, the crazed villain will be portrayed by actor Richard E. Grant. In the comic book, Nathaniel (character) is a scientific genius who becomes obsessed with genetics before he makes a pack with Apocalypse to become immortal.
The Wolverine 3 is set to release next year.
It also stars Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Elise Neal while Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Charles Xavier, Professor X.
Directed by James Mangold from a screenplay written by Green Lantern scribe Michael Green, the final Wolverine solo film will be set in the future, where supervillains have taken control over the world.
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