Eriq La Salle Boards Wolverine 3

Wolverine 3 has added ER star Eriq La Salle in a mystery role

Another mystery role has been cast for 20th Century Fox‘s upcoming third Wolverine movie as Variety today reports that Eriq La Salle has joined the feature. News of the E.R. star’s involvement arrives on the heels of last week’s announcements that both Stephen Merchant and Richard E. Grant will play undisclosed roles. The current cast for the film also includes Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Boyd Holbrook.

Rumors continue to swirl that the new film is based on the famous Old Man Logan story line, though this remains unconfirmed. We’ve meanwhile heard that X-23 will be making an appearance, while rumors swirl that the final film could be the first ever R-rated take on Jackman’s Marvel hero. Mangold’s The Wolverine saw an alternate R-rated cut released on home media after its theatrical release and, following the success of Deadpool (currently the highest-grossing X-Men and R-rated movie of all-time), we could be seeing a lot more blood when Wolverine returns to the big screen in 2017. We might catch the ol’ Canucklehead theatrically before then, however, as the recent X-Men: Apocalypse trailer teased the character.

Eriq La Salle has recently split his time on the small screen between acting and directing. He played a recurring role on CBS‘ Stephen King adaptation Under the Dome, while his recent directing credits include episodes of Once Upon a TimeCSI: Cyber and the DC Comics Vertigo adaptation Lucifer.

Wolverine 3 will be directed by James Mangold from a script by David James Kelly. It is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 3, 2017.

Who do you think Eriq La Salle will be playing? Share your speculation in the comments below and check back for further casting information as it becomes available.

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