Wolverine 3
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Cast your minds back to the post-credits scene in X-Men: Apocalypse. A group of shadowy men walk into the Weapon X facility at Alkali Lake, in the aftermath of the young X-Men’s breakout. A man in a business suit and thick black glasses reaches into a cabinet and grabs a vial containing the DNA of Weapon X a.k.a. Wolverine.

He puts it into a briefcase, at which point we realise that the men are from Essex Corp – the brainchild of one Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. Mr Sinister. Now, thanks to the audio commentary by producer Simon Kinberg and director Bryan Singer on the Apocalypse DVD, we know that Sinister will be in Wolverine 3.

Wolverine 3
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In the comics, Nathaniel Essex was a 19th century British scientist who became obsessed with Charles Darwin’s theories about survival of the fittest. Through scientific experimentation on himself, he gained the power to shape shift and regenerate his body, effectively becoming immortal. Though the decision to then call himself Mr Sinister seems somewhat questionable.
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Sinister has had a long-standing obsession with the Summers genetic material, even creating a clone of Jean Grey just so that she could breed with Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops. I’ll stop here before your head starts spinning.
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On a final note – back in April, CinemaBlend reported that British actor Richard E. Grant had signed on to Wolverine 3 to play a “mad scientist” – which sounds a lot like Sinister. And as we all know, Brits make the best villains.
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Are you excited about Mr Sinister coming to Wolverine 3? Tell us!