EXCLUSIVE: From the DEA to superhero nemesis, Boyd Holbrook has stepped to the other side of the law. The Narcos star has signed on as the lead villain opposite Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in Fox’s Wolverine 3, I’ve learned.
Holbrook will play a relentless, calculating and intense head of security for a global enterprise who is set against Jackman’s clawed Wolverine/Logan hero. The CAA-repped actor’s deal was just completed on the film, which is gearing up for a May production start.
David James Kelly wrote the upcoming X-Men franchise spinoff with James Mangold directing. After nearly 20 years as the iconic Marvel character, Jackman said last year that the upcoming third stand-alone Wolverine film will mark his final appearance as Logan. The pic is set to hit theaters on March 3 next year.
Kentucky-born Holbrook starred as Agent Steve Murphy on Netflix’s 10-episode multilingual drug cartel drama about the life and investigation of Pablo Escobar. A second season of the Golden Globe and WGA Awards nominated Narcos is set to premiere on the steaming service later this year. Hatfields & McCoys alum Holbrook is also coming off a lead role opposite Elisabeth Moss in Sundance pic The Free World and will next be seen in Fox’s Luke Scott-helmed Morgan with Kate Mara and Paul Giamatti.