20th Century Fox has just released the first official image of who is supposedly the main baddie in director James Mangold's highly anticipated Logan film. Actor Richard E. Grant is featured in the picture below looking very menacing and is said to be some type of evil scientist, most likely connected to Mr. Sinister or possibly becoming a big-screen version of Mr. Sinister from the X-Men comics. However in the comics Mr. Sinister is Nathaniel Essex, and according to an earlier report from The Wrap (below), Grant is playing Dr. Zander Rice? So it looks like we will still need more information down the road.
According to The Wrap, Richard E. Grant will play Dr. Zander Rice, the scientist in charge of the organization known as Transigen, which is reportedly taking your mutants and turning them into weapons. So it looks like Grant will indeed be serving as Logan's main antagonist, with his experiments being responsible for many mutants across the world suffering. The report also noted that Boyd Holbrook's character, Donald Pierce, will work for Zander as Transigen's head of security.
I suspect Dr. Rice appears to be the main bad guy through most of the film until we our finally introduced to the true leader of them, Nathaniel Essex aka Mr. Sinister.
Check out the badass new image below and sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on who you think this is! As always, thanks for stopping by ECMOVIEGUYS!
Logan will feature stars such as Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle, and Elise Neal.
In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. A government-type operation is turning mutant children into killing machines. From this, Logan (Hugh Jackman) emerges as a mentor to a mutant girl, who has two claws instead of his three.
Logan is set to hit theaters on March 3rd, 2016.