According to Deadline, James Mangold's Wolverine 3 just gained another cast member: Stephen Merchant, co-creator of The Office and tallest co-host on the The Ricky Gervais Show.
There's no word on what role Merchant might be playing; indeed, Deadline's announcement provides even less information than this morning's announcement regarding Hudson Hawk star Richard E. Grant. One's first instinct might be to assume that Merchant will be playing a comic relief role of some sort, but...I dunno, I'm picturing Merchant doing something both comic and sinister. Maybe a particularly sassy henchman working in Grant's mad scientist lab.
Then again, who knows? Maybe dude's going to play a mutant. I highly doubt that, but since we've got nothing else to discuss here: if you had to cast Stephen Merchant as a mutant, which would you choose? Be sure to use the photo at the top of this article to assist in the selection process.