‘The Wolverine 2’ Eyes ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Star Elizabeth Rodriguez
The Wolverine 2 continues to build its mysterious — but very awesome — cast for Hugh Jackman’s final outing as the iconic X-Men character. The latest star looking to join the lineup is Elizabeth Rodriguez, best known for her roles on Orange Is the New Black and Fear The Walking Dead. Though her part is The Wolverine sequel is reportedly small, it’s said to be quite important.
The Wrap reports that Rodriguez is in negotiations to join the cast of James Mangold’s sequel to The Wolverine, in which she’d play a “small but key role” opposite Hugh Jackman. Not much is known about the plot or characters at this time, but here’s what we do know so far:
The Wolverine 2 is inspired — at least partially — by Mark Millar’s Old Man Logan comic book arc, which centers on an older, grizzled Logan as he’s reluctantly pulled out of retirement by an old friend. X-Men star Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Charles Xavier for the sequel, offering a fitting end to Jackman’s run; Xavier brought Wolverine into the series, and he’ll see him out.
Narcos star Boyd Holbrook will play the film’s villain, with Richard E. Grant as a mysterious mad scientist. Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal have unspecified supporting roles in the sequel, which is also rumored to introduce X-23, the female clone of Wolverine.
The Wolverine 2 will hit theaters on March 3, 2017. Jackman can be (briefly) seen next in X-Men: Apocalypse, which arrives on May 27.