A brand new black and white photo has surfaced on the official Logan Instagram account today, giving us our first look at Richard E. Grant (Doctor Who) in the highly anticipated James Mangold-directed movie.
The post is simply captioned “Rice,” confirming that Grant is indeed playing a version of the villainous Marvel character Zander Rice. You can check out the photo below.
Grant’s role was revealed back in October, but we never had any sort of official confirmation until now. The same report also revealed that Rice will be a mad scientist behind a global corporation known as Transigen, which has been turning young mutants into killing machines.
As previously reported, Logan is set in 2024 and follows an older, more weary Wolverine, who now has to take care of a sick Professor X with the help of another mutant, Caliban. Mutant births are in decline due to an unknown reason, but Logan and the Professor come across a young girl named Laura, who has similar powers to the former and is being hunted by Transigen.
The film also stars Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Stephen Merchant as Caliban and Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney, with Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal.
Logan opens in theaters on March 3, 2017.
Source: 20th Century Fox