Stephen Merchant cast in Wolverine 3

We all know that Hugh Jackman will be reprising his role as Wolverine, in Wolverine 3. But what nobody knew, is that Stephen Merchant will also be in the movie.

Deadline broke news of Merchant’s casting, this morning. The role he’s playing has yet to be revealed, but I imagine given his comedic background, he will probably be some sort of comic relief.

The actor confirmed the news, by posting a video of him having his head shaved, on Instagram.

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James Mangold is returning to direct and David James Kelly, is writing the script. Hugh Jackman has previously hinted, that the film will be inspired by the “Old Man Logan” range of comics, which follows an elderly, now-retired Wolverine on a road trip, with Hawkeye across a dystopian future. As Marvel own the rights to Hawkeye, it’s thought that Professor X will be replacing him.

Merchant got his big break, when he collaborated on The Office with Ricky Gervais. The pair then worked together on Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show, and Life’s Too Short. But recently the pair seperated creatively.


If Merchant’s casting seems a little strange, just remember in 1999, we heard a 6ft 2″ Australian, whom had only done musical theatre, would be playing the role of 5ft 4″ Canadian, Wolverine. The news did not go down well with X-Men fans.
Wolverine 3 will be Jackman’s last outing as the mutant anti-hero, Jackman has appeared in every X-Men film since the original in 2000, except of course for Deadpool.

Wolverine 3 scheduled for relaese in March  2017.

Trailer-David Brent:Life on the road

David Brent is cuming back (sic). Later this year, we’ll see Ricky Gervais return as David Brent, in a big screen spin-off to The Office. Time has passed and the former manager of the Wernham Hogg, isn’t working in an office anymore. He’s following his dreams by trying to become a famous singer/songwriter.

  
Watch the trailer down below, it’s as awkward as we could hope for.

David Brent:Life on the road sees the highly anticipated big screen debut of one of comedy’s best-loved characters, David Brent (Ricky Gervais). The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary ‘The Office’ to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleaning and ladies’ personal hygiene products company. However, he hasn’t given up on his dream of rock stardom and is about to embark on a self-financed UK tour with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’.

Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pensions and takes unpaid leave in a bid to turn his dream into reality. Get ready to join David Brent on the road as he takes one last shot at fame and fortune.

DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD is written, directed by and stars Ricky Gervais, with original music and lyrics by Gervais, musical arrangement by Andy Burrows (Razorlight, We Are Scientists) and raps by Ben Bailey Smith.

David Brent:Life on the road is out in August.

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Brent is back

Below are the first two posters for Life on the road, the big screen spin-off to The Office. Click on the images to enlarge.

Twelve years ago, David Brent (Ricky Gervais) was a regional manager for a mid-level paper merchants.  Now working as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country, Brent hasn’t given up his dream of becoming a rock star – or more specifically, singer/songwriter for fledgling rock band ‘Foregone Conclusion’.  As he assembles a group of mercenary session musicians, a talented sidekick for street cred and an overpriced yet underwhelmed tour manager, he embarks upon a self-financed UK tour coming to a venue near every major city near you.

Life on the road is out on the 19th of August.

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Ricky Gervais reveals picture from Life On The Road 

Ricky Gervais is returning to the role that made him an international household name. 

  
Life on the Road follows David Brent 13-years after the office ended. He is working as an office rep, yet still trying to live out his dream of being a rock star. 

It’s currently unknown if any of the cast of the Office will make a cameo, but we now Gervais will be joined by Ben Bailey, Tom Basden, Joe Hartley, Andrew Brooke, Andy Burrows and Nina Sosanya.
Life on the road is out in August 2016. 

Catherine Tate heading State side?

It’s being speculated that Catherine Tate, may be taking over from Steve Carell, in the US version of The Office. She’s in a long list of contenders, including Will Farrell, James Spader, Ricky Gervais and Ray Romano, who are all appearing in Carell’s upcoming, last episode.

I’d say that Tate and Spader are the top contenders. Ricky Gervais has been there, done that. However, it would be fun to see David Brent running, Dunder Mifflin.

But, Catherine is busy in the West End until September, starring in ’Much Ado About Nothing’ with David Tennant. So, it may not be her after all, but, she’d be a strong choice.