Thereā€™s been a lot of rumors surrounding just who Richard E. Grantā€™s ā€œmad scientistā€ villain in Logan could possibly be, ever since he was first cast. But now we know just who heā€™ll be playing in the movie, and while itā€™s a comic character, itā€™s not who you think it is.

Another black-and-white teaser image from the film has been released on its Instagram account, this time of a dimly lit Grant giving his best villainous sneer. He pretty much just looks like Richard E. Grant, so it already tells us that he doesnā€™t appear to be Mr. Sinister, as was heavily rumored. But the post does give us a single world that gives us a big clue about Grantā€™s role.

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ā€œRiceā€ seems to in fact be Doctor Zander Rice, who, in the comics, is a major part of X-23's origins. Alongside Lauraā€™s mother and Doctor Martin Sutter, Rice was part of the team that sought to revive the Weapon X program that eventually lead to the creation of Laura as a female clone of Wolverine. Rice was a cruel man, who first forced Lauraā€™s mother to carry the clone to term, before exposing Laura to brutal experiments in order to mold her into a willing assassin.

Eventually, X-23 killed Rice when she escaped the facility where sheā€™d spent much of her young life, but it appears Rice could have a larger role to play in her story when it comes to Logan.

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