Hugh Jackman will return to the role that launched his career, one last time. His third and final outing as Wolverine has been shrouded in secrecy, but now, not only do we have an official title, we’ve got a first look at imagery for the sequel too.
Today, Jackman revealed the title of the film via a social post of a billboard, and it is “Logan”. We’ve known for some time that the story takes a lot of cues from the popular comic run called “Old Man Logan” where the ageless mutant has grown old. While that is certainly a better titled than just “Logan”, the simplicity of the name hints at a much more personal and intimate story this time round. The marketing will have to work much harder though, since the title has pretty much zero hints that it’s a superhero flick.
Enter the first teaser poster. Instead of the usual defiant upwards pointing claws, this one features Wolverine with his hands (and claws) pointing downwards. Subtle symbolism there. But what’s most curious about it is the child’s hand holding his. It suggests a more paternal Wolvie, perhaps literally so. The plot thickens…
Jackman recently told Entertainment Weekly to expect a very different type of superhero movie: “Basically it’s going to be different. Very different in tone and hopefully to anything we’ve done.”
“Logan” is directed by James Mangold from a script by David James Kelly, and also stars Patrick Stewart, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez. It premieres 3rd March 2017.