British actor-writer Stephen Merchant is the latest addition to the cast of Wolverine 3 in an unspecified role, according to Deadline. He joins Boyd Holbrook as Wolverine's main nemesis, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Richard E. Grant (reportedly ) in a mad scientist role and of course Hugh Jackman in what he claims will be his farewell performance as the titular character.
Merchant is a longtime collaborator with Ricky Gervais, and he created and starred in his own HBO comedy series Hello Ladies that ran for one season in 2013.
Directed by The Wolverine's James Mangold, Wolverine 3 will reportedly begin production in May. The last release date 20th Century Fox named for the film was March 3, 2017.
The plot of Wolverine 3 is still being kept secret by the studio.