IGN has been on a roll this week with their news about the expanded cast for X-Men 3. “Stax” has informed us that the latest confirmed actor for the three-quel is Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, who was nominated for an Oscar as a supporting actress for the 2003 drama House of Sand and Fog.
Aghdashloo will be playing Doctor Kavita Rao, who was introduced in Joss Whedon’s recent run on “Astonishing X-Men” as a geneticist that created a serum called Hope to try to rid mutants of their mutations, essentially “curing” them. The controversial serum created waves within the X-Men, particularly with Hank McCoy AKA The Beast, who will be played by Kelsey Grammer in the upcoming film.
Ironically, Aghdashloo also plays a doctor in the upcoming The Exorcism of Emily Rose.