It’s official, on Wednesday, The Wolverine director James Mangold confirmed on social media that the next Wolverine movie would bear the title, Logan.
It’s not a secret to many fans of the Wolverine saga that this will be the final solo film and potentially Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as the famous Marvel character. Also on Wednesday, Jackman revealed the first teaser poster and the title of the movie.
In his Twitter account, Jackman revealed the teaser poster along with a caption that says “Logan”. The poster also confirms its released date: March 3, 2017.
According to Entertainment Weekly, both Jackman and producer Simon Kinberg told that the new movie will be “very different in tone” from the recent outings, almost like a Western.
Also, calling the film as such suggests that the movie will be based on ‘Old Man Logan’, a 2008 Wolverine comics that depicts the life of the X-Men character as an old, washed-up Logan in the post-apocalyptic timezone of the Marvel Universe.
Meanwhile, following the announcement of the title, the internet world also had a chance to see for the first time the look of Sir Patrick Stewart as an old Professor X in the new Wolverine movie.
According to Coming Soon, aside from the appearance of Professor X, it was also revealed who will battle Wolverine. Mister Sinister and his “Essex Corp” are confirmed to be the villain(s).
Primary villains also include both The Reavers, as well as Weapon X. Sinister’s role is deemed vital because it will be tied to the creation of X-23, Wolverine’s young female clone.
The movie will be the ninth time Jackman has played the character on the big screen.
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