Stephen Merchant Apparently Confirmed as Caliban in Logan

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As more details for the upcoming Wolverine film, Logan, continue to be drip fed to us via director James Mangold’s social media accounts, this week we have received an indirect confirmation of an earlier casting rumour. The Wrap reported earlier this month that Stephen Merchant would be playing the mutant Caliban in the upcoming film, which at the time seemed a bit strange considering that the character had just appeared in X-Men: Apocalypse where he was played by Tómas Lemarquis. However, it does appear to be the case after James Mangold tweeted a photo of Merchant in make-up that looks an awful lot like Caliban. I suppose at this point the continuity is so messed up, we might as well just go with it. Do you think Stephen Merchant will make a good Caliban? Check out the new photo of Merchant along with a photo of Tómas Lemarquis from X-Men: Apocalypse for comparison after the jump.


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  • Chris

    Apocalypse was in the 80s. I think Logan is set many years after. He could just be an older version of the same character. I’m unfamiliar with this character though, does he age?

  • 9No

    The continuity has long been messed up in this franchise, so why start now? :P
    I suppose they wanted a more comedic take on the character, and I’m fine with the choice.