Since then, oozing charm and menace in equal amounts, Knepper has captured audiences worldwide. Not only is he starring in a big Hollywood film, “Hitman,” set to open on Wednesday, but also he is rumored to be playing the next Bond villain, co-starring with Hugh Jackman in the “X-Men” spinoff “Wolverine” and starring in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” (1963).
Knepper will be appearing in upcoming Hitman, which is a 20th Century Fox film, as is Wolverine, so some contacts could have been made.
I dont know who he could be playing. I suppose they could do what they did to Vinnie Jones for X-Men 3 and make him a menacing Sabretooth. Or he could be one of Strykers men, or even a mutant. I think he is a bit old for Gambit, but I guess we will have to see when the cast is announced or leaked sometime soon.