With ‘Wolverine 3‘ in production and heralded as the final ‘X-Men’ film for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine (and potentially for Patrick Stewart as Professor X), there is a lot of hype around the movie, and a lot of musings about who the villain will be that Jackman will face in his final adventure. Of course, most fans had already been speculating about who the villain would be thanks to an end credits scene following ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ where a man walked out of the Weapon X facility with a briefcase that read “Essex Corp,” claiming that it was set up for the villain of the ‘Wolverine 3’ movie. For those not in the know, Nathaniel Essex is the alter-ego of well-known ‘X-Men’ villain Mister Sinister, a mutant who over the years has experimented on mutants attempting to create the perfect mutant. In the comics, his origins even tie into Apocalypse himself, which is why it makes sense for the man to first be mentioned at the end of the movie where Apocalypse himself is introduced to the X-Men Cinematic Universe.
The news about Mister Sinister being the villain was confirmed recently by Bryan Singer on the DVD Commentary for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ as when the film finally gets to the aforementioned Weapon X facility scene with the Essex Corp briefcase. According to Cinemablend, it was at this moment in the commentary that Singer confirmed that Mister Sinister will be in ‘Wolverine 3.’ As stated before, most fans had already guessed at this possibility, but speculation does not mean much until we get actual confirmation, and now we know for certain.
Are you excited to see Mister Sinister make his cinematic debut in ‘Wolverine 3?’ Do you wish they would have saved him and pitted him against the full ‘X-Men’ team instead? Feel free to share your opinions on the matter in the comments below!