The Instagram account for Logan has revealed the villain (or at least one villain) that will be featured in Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine movie.
Boyd Holbrook will play Donald Pierce. Pierce, in the Marvel Comics Universe, is a cyborg who was a member of the Hellfire Club’s Inner Circle. After being beaten by the X-Men, Pierce left the Hellfire Club and became the leader of the thuggish cyborg group called the Reavers.
Pierce and the Reavers have proven to be especially brutal foes for the X-Men, particularly during the era in the late 1980s when the team was based out of Australia.
The X-Men had set up shop in an abandoned town in the Outback after driving the original Reavers out. The Reavers eventually returned, with Pierce at the lead, retook the town, and crucified Wolverine for good measure.
Holbrook as Pierce is just the first villain to be revealed as part of the Logan cast. Richard E. Grant is also said to be playing a mad scientist type villain. Rumor has it Grant’s scientist may actually be X-Men nemesis Mister Sinister, who was referenced in the post-credits scene from X-Men: Apocalypse.
Logan is being directed by James Mangold, who directed The Wolverine, and stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal. Logan is loosely based on the “Old Man Logan” story by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven.
Logan opens in theaters on March 3, 2017.