Stephen Merchant to star in Wolverine 3

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 April 2016
Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant will star alongside the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman in 'Wolverine 3'

Stephen Merchant has reportedly been added to the cast of 'Wolverine 3'.

The 41-year-old actor, who is best-known for his comedic roles, is the latest big-name star to be attached to the sci-fi movie's increasingly-impressive cast, which will also feature the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman, according to Deadline.

20th Century Fox has remained tight-lipped about the exact nature of Stephen's role in the film, which will mark Jackman's last-ever appearance as the iconic character.

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Stephen - who co-created the 'The Office' sitcom alongside Ricky Gervais - will not be involved with 'David Brent: Life on the Road', a movie spin-off of the popular TV series.

The so-called mockumentary movie follows the TV show's central character as he travels up and down the country living out his dream of being a rock star.

However, Gervais - who has written, directed and produced the eagerly-awaited movie - previously insisted it is "not an 'Office' film".

He explained: "This film delves much more into his private life than 'The Office' ever did and we really get to peel back the layers of this extraordinary, ordinary man."


  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Mangold
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant
  • UK release: 1 March 2017

Grey-haired, boozy and ailing, Logan (Jackman) is caring for the now elderly Charles Xavier (Stewart) when he encounters a young mutant girl, Laura (Keen). A glorious swansong for Wolverine; the world-weary tone, low-key setting and ballsy climax really impress. First class.

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