First Looks at Villain Caliban in 'Logan'
As the release of Logan draws nearer, more and more snippets of information are trickling down through the cracks. James Mangold and Stephen Merchant just dropped some first looks at the villain on their twitter accounts.
First we get a pretty good portrait-style picture of Merchant in full make-up:
Shortly after this photo dropped, another look at the villain was revealed. actor/comedian Stephen Merchant who portrays the villain in the film dropped this picture on his twitter account:
I actually like this shot a lot more than the first. I love the western-inspired costume and Merchant's eyes really stand out in an appealing way. Merchant is definitely an unconventional pick for Caliban, but I've always valued an actor's talent over his looks, so I think having him play the character is just fine, so long as he delivers a satisfying performance.
Everything I've seen from this film so far looks promising. For those that are unaware, Logan is the third Wolverine film and is directed by James Mangold, who also helmed the previous film, The Wolverine. The movie will be adapting the popular Old Man Logan story line. Due to the massive success of Deadpool; Logan was given the "O.K." on an R-rating and based off of a few on-set pictures, looks to be taking full advantage of its new-found freedoms.
Logan is set to slice its way into theaters on March 3, 2017.