The working title for the upcoming “Wolverine 3” was just recently revealed by Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman. In a post he made on his Twitter account, he revealed a billboard photo for the upcoming film with the caption “LOGAN.”
Just this Wednesday morning, actor Hugh Jackman, who plays Wolverine in the “X-Men” movie franchise, posted a photo of a billboard in the district of Manhattan, captioning it with the name “LOGAN,” all in bold letters. This has then become an iconic reveal of the working title for his upcoming film, previously known as “Wolverine 3.”
Wolverine was initially given the name of James Howlett but he sometimes goes with the name Logan in honor of his biological father whose name was Thomas Logan. This then pushed the fans to the conclusion that when Jackman posted that reveal on Twitter, “Logan” was already the title name of his upcoming film.
Aside from Jackman, the director of the film James Mangold also teased a portion of the movie. This was when he tweeted a photo of the second page of the screenplay last Tuesday. The next day, the official poster and working title of the film was then released to the public eye.
Upcoming Film “Logan” To Have A Different Edge From Previous Movie Installments And Franchise
In an interview held with Hugh Jackman, he revealed that they have already finished filming for the movie, and the production team is now editing it, preparing its finish. The actor also teased there will be something in connection to the movie that will be released next week, but doesn’t tell the audience what it is. Many fans of the movie franchise speculated that it could be the official trailer, but resulted to the working title “Logan.”
Jackman also teased that the upcoming movie will have a different tone into it, something that will surprise the audience hopefully in a good way. As for now, that is all that the actor has teased about the movie.
There had been rumors that the young mutant X-23, a.k.a. Laura Kinney, would be a part of this story. We even saw set photos with Hugh Jackman and an unidentified young girl, who many have speculated is in fact X-23. The Wrap’s sources confirm the girl whose hand Logan is holding is a young mutant, but they wouldn’t specify whether it’s X-23 or not. The site’s sources do confirm, though, that the story is set in the year 2024, and that this story is darker than any of the previous X-Men or Wolverine movies.
The report claims that Old Man Logan is in “full effect,” with Logan growing sick, causing his powers to fade, and sometimes, he doesn’t even fully heal from his injuries. The script page that James Mangold posted revealed that Logan has turned to booze to ease his pain, which isn’t terribly surprising since he is often seen drinking in the X-Men and Wolverine movies, with this report adding that he “looks bad” and “drinks a lot.” For work, Logan has landed a job driving a Chrysler 300 limousine, which would explain the limousine seen in early set photos, riddled with bullet holes.
As for the mutant child, she ends up getting taken under Logan‘s wing. This report claims that, in the year 2024, mutant births have gone down drastically, and no one can account for this sharp decrease. There is reportedly a “government-type program” known as Transigen, which is “turning mutant children into killing machines.” This girl Logan mentors is said to have two adamantium claws, instead of three. This report also reveals the previously-mysterious character of a supporting cast member.
Stephen Merchant is reportedly playing Caliban, who was portrayed by Tómas Lemarquis in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, which was set in the 1980s. In this movie, Caliban helps Logan take care of the ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart), whose powers have become unstable and there are times where the Professor doesn’t even remember who Logan is. None of these details have been confirmed, but hopefully we’ll find out more when the first trailer for Logan arrives at some point in the hopefully-near future.
“Logan” will be distributed by 20th Century Fox, to be released on March 3, 2017 in theatres.