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Now that the WponX Instagram page seems to have stopped debuting cryptic black and white images from James Mangold’s Logan, we’re beginning to see some official, full-color movie stills emerge. This latest one has been scanned from the new issue of Empire Magazine and provides another look at the mutant bloodhound known as Caliban, who’ll be played by British actor/writer Stephen Merchant.
The character actually made his big screen debut in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, where he was played by Tómas Lemarquis – but continuity has never really been a major concern for Fox’s X-Men franchise. To be fair, though, that movie was set in the ’80 while the events of Logan are supposed to take place at least 40 years later, so there’s always a chance that this is simply supposed to be an older incarnation of Caliban – even if he doesn’t actually look that much different. »
- Mark Cassidy
Tómas Lemarquis played Caliban in the 1980s set X-Men: Apocalypse, but Stephen Merchant looks set to play another version in Logan, a movie set in the not too distant future. In terms of continuity, that makes literally no sense, but this isn't a Marvel Studios movie after all! Either way, Merchant's role remains a mystery, and now a new image of him (via Empire/@XMenFilms) has found its way online. As you can see, it features the mutant caged up somewhere, but it doesn't look much like the place Wolverine and Professor X call home. Could it be that it's Caliban who brings the young X-23 to them after escaping from the villainous Xander Rice? Considering the fact we've seen the Reavers taking him down, there's a very good chance that's the case, but maybe the upcoming trailer will reveal more! Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, »
Tómas Lemarquis played Caliban in the 1980s set X-Men: Apocalypse, but Stephen Merchant looks set to play another version in Logan, a movie set in the not too distant future. In terms of continuity, that makes literally no sense, but this isn't a Marvel Studios movie after all! Either way, Merchant's role remains a mystery, but it seems like he'll be helping Wolverine care for the older Professor Xavier. Honestly, this is a little odd, but Fox has never paid much attention to continuity and with so much postive buzz now surrounding this release, we still have an awful lot to be excited about here. Regardless, you can check out a new image of this take on the character - via @Kellvin_Chavez - below. Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, and Patrick Stewart. It's currently set to be released on March 3rd, »
Rob Leane Oct 20, 2016
Having endured what felt like an age of promo pictures and vague teases, it’s a big relief to say we’ve finally got a decent glimpse at Logan, the third solo Wolverine film starring Hugh Jackman. And, dare we say it, it looks pretty great.
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After directing The Wolverine (which we can all agree is better than Gavin Hood’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine), James Mangold has returned to the fold to helm what everyone is referring to as Mr Jackman’s final appearance as the cigar-chomping, bub-saying and claw-sporting mutant hero Wolverine. »
Between them, James Mangold, Hugh Jackman and the film’s official Instagram account – known as wponx – have proven bustling sources of content for Logan, the R-rated X-Men sequel that’s deep in production ahead of its bow in March.
With each day that passes, a new black and white photo claws its way onto the interwebs, and over the weekend a new pic asked the whereabouts of all the mutants. Retaining the monotone aesthetic, embedded below are two new cryptic images for Mangold’s threequel, though it’s really the one up top that will really steal the headlines.
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That’s because it fully unveils the bald Stephen Merchant in rather eerie fashion, fuelling rumors that The Office stalwart is on board to portray the mutant known as Caliban. It’s by no means a sure thing; the only caption that James Mangold included »
- Michael Briers
Here’s how Marvel describe the character.
The albino mutant known only as Caliban was recruited by Callisto, who had learned of his mutant-tracking ability and used him to locate other mutants whom she organized into the community that came to be called the Morlocks. Caliban was named by Callisto after the grotesque being in William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.” Living in the sewers and abandoned subway tunnels beneath Manhattan’s streets, the naïve Caliban found a renewed sense of family, but still felt lonely even among his fellow outcasts. »
- Paul Heath
Continuity has never exactly been a The X-Men movie franchise's strongest suit, and that's never been more apparent following the release of this latest Logan image from director James Mangold. A recent rumor suggested that The Office co-creator/writer Stephen Merchant was going to play Caliban in the final Wolverine flick, but fans were hesitant to believe this as that character had only just appeared in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, as played by Tómas Lemarquis. Now, while there's a chance Merchant is simply playing a mutant that looks a hell of a lot like Caliban, it does seem unlikley when paired with the rumor. Take a look at the pic below and see what you think. Update: Here's the latest pic from the WponX Instagram. Fairly self-explanatory. 62 A photo posted by @wponx on Oct 17, 2016 at 7:23am Pdt Logan is set for release on March 3rd, 2017. »
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