The next and final entry in the Wolverine movies is on its way. And with that, a new and simple name comes with it.
According to a report by the Nerdist.com’s Michael Arbeiter, the trilogy’s finale will be called Logan.
The X-Men film franchise has long been a favorite of moviegoers. Indeed, since the release of the original film in 2000, fans have enjoyed watching their favorite band of “gifted youngsters” take on Magneto and various other baddies. Throughout all of these films, Hugh Jackman‘s portrayal of Wolverine has undoubtedly been a fan favorite, garnering his own movies.
So it came as no surprise when X-Men Origins: Wolverine was announced in 2009. Then a follow-up (The Wolverine, 2013) was released shortly thereafter. And while Origins is collectively the least favorite of all of the films, The Wolverine seemed to capture a darker and more personal side to the character.
Origins was a dramatic entry into the series that focused solely on Jackman’s character. With the main plot going as far back as the American Civil War, we got a behind-the-scenes look at Wolverine and how much he has endured in his 100-plus-year life. The personality and flow of the film was praised by fans that enjoyed the serious and distinctly not-campy feel to the film.
The other two movies have hinted at Wolverine’s past and the things that cause him to be the visceral man he is in the present day. This film could follow the path that has been laid out for it and take the story even further into Wolverine’s past.
Here’s the poster that Jackman shared on Twitter.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 5, 2016
This poster is an interesting one, posing what seems to be a small child’s hand holding Wolverine’s while he has his claws extended. Normally children (and just about anyone else) are shown to be frightened when they see what Wolverine can do.
I’m thinking that could be a play on Wolverine as a character, showing a younger Logan holding his own hand from the future.
As for the leadership of the film, James Mangold directed The Wolverine in 2013 and will be returning for Logan. Mangold also directed 3:10 to Yuma and Walk the Line.
Logan has a release date of March 3, 2017.
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