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Funnyman Stephen Merchant joins Hugh Jackman in Wolverine 3

The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant has joined the cast of Wolverine 3, the final movie in which Hugh Jackman will star as Wolverine.

hollywood Updated: Apr 30, 2016 15:46 IST
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The British comedian, known for his work with Ricky Gervais, is the latest name to join the cast of the X-Men spin off.

The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant has joined the cast of Wolverine 3, the final movie in which Hugh Jackman will star as Wolverine.

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The British comedian, known for his work with Ricky Gervais, is the latest name to join the cast of the X-Men spin off, reported Deadline.

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Few details about Merchant’s role have been released. Richard E Grant has also signed up to play a “villainous mad-scientist type” in the new instalment.

Narcos star Boyd Holbrook, 34, will also portray a bad guy, while franchise regular Patrick Stewart will return as X-Men leader Professor X.

Read: The Wolverine 3 adds an extra special character...

Wolverine 3 is expected to be Hugh Jackman’s last outing as the character, a role he has played since 2000.

The film, directed by James Mangold, is scheduled to be released in cinemas in March next year.

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