At the end of the latest Marvel mutants movie X-men: Age of Apocalypse we where teased with Essex Corp. For those who are not familiar with it, the name does not refer to a group but an evil, evil man: Nathaniel Essex, or better known Mister Sinister.
Mister Sinister was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Marc Silvestri and first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #221, he is a scientist from the 19th century obsessed with evolution who made a pact with Apocalypse and became an immortal being.
Now thanks to producer Simon Kinberg’s comments we know the villain will appear in the upcoming movie that is still untitled, the third wolverine film that will premier in 2017. Hugh Jackman will play the iconic character Logan one last time and it will be based on the comic book series Old Man Logan (a must read if you haven’t already). And if that was not enough good news the movie will indeed be Rated-R thanks to the success of Deadpool.
This villain is a great choice for this movie which is surely expected (in my mind) to be a success, Mister Sinister is in IGN’s list of Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time at rank #29 and in 2008 Sinister was ranked #6 at Marvel.com as Top 10 X-Men villains. What a way to go out as wolverine Hugh… hope the director and producers give you the movie you deserve.