Taken w/ Leica S 007 Summicron 100mm, ISO 1600 1/250 ƒ2 -- by JM pic.twitter.com/8P3s5Mdruo— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 17, 2016
It is perhaps not a surprise to see Merchant's hairless visage if you had already watched the video he posted to Instagram before filming began that showed him getting his hair shaved off.
And this proper look at him has also led some to assume this confirms he is playing the mutant known as Caliban, last seen in X-Men: Apocalypse. There has been no official word on his character, but given his appearance, it is not a big leap to make. Merchant himself posted a picture of the man to his Instagram account.
Jackman is set to appear for the very last time as arguably the most iconic member of the X-Men for the third Wolverine solo movie, and so we are expecting big things from his swan song in the role. The new movie, written by David James Kelly, is being kept mostly quiet, though most reports have pegged a futuristic Old Man Logan inspiration.
Patrick Stewart returns as the older Professor Xavier, while Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl), is the main villain, Richard E. Grant (Dom Hemingway) plays a mad scientist and Stephen Merchant (I Give It A Year), Eriq La Salle (ER), Elise Neal (Hustle & Flow) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Fear The Walking Dead) are also on board.
Logan is set to arrive in UK cinemas on 3 March next year.