Here’s something we weren’t expecting – Stephen Merchant, co-creator of The Office and Extras and the star of Hello Ladies, has been cast in upcoming superhero sequel Wolverine 3 alongside Hugh Jackman, in a move that’s bound to increased the proliferation of West Country accents in the X-universe by roughly 100 percent.
According to Deadline there’s no word yet on Merchant’s role, but we can only assume he’ll be playing a taciturn and intimidating enemy who overcomes Wolverine through sheer brute force and doesn’t crack a single joke even once. Or you know, the opposite of that.
Other members of Wolverine 3’s cast include Richard E Grant, Boyd Holbrook and of course Hugh Jackman, who may be warming up his claws for a cameo appearance first in this year’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
Then again, none of them invented a mockumentary set in Slough, so we’re not quite as fascinated.
Wolverine 3 will be released in 2017