“Wolverine 3” will see Old Man Logan meet up with the one and only Mister Sinister.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” producer Simon Kinberg and director Bryan Singer revealed that the character would appear in the new movie during an audio commentary for the digital release of “Apocalypse,” per CinemaBlend.
In the post-credits scene for “Apocalypse,” men in suits are seen surveying the carnage after the incident at Alkali Lake. They collect several mutant blood samples, and the samples are then placed into a briefcase with the name “ESSEX CORP” etched on the top. In the comics, the company is run by Nathaniel Essex, a.k.a Mister Sinister.
Essex is a scientist who uncovered both the secret of the mutants’ existence and the genetic process that gave them their powers. Unfortunately, the unethical experiments he proposed to further investigate these mutations caused him to be exiled by society.
Along with the powers like super-strength and telekinesis, Sinister has the ability to implant the genes of other mutants into his own, allowing him to copy their powers.
As to who will play Sinister in the film, there are several contenders. “Narcos” star Boyd Holbrook was cast as a villain in “Wolverine 3,” but his character was described as “the head of security for a global corporation.”
Chances are then Richard E. Grant, who was cast as a “mad scientist” in the film, is the leading contender to play Sinister, with Holbrook probably playing his chief agent out hunting Wolverine.
“Wolverine 3” is set to be released March 3, 2017.