The untitled sequel being dubbed as ‘Wolverine 3‘ is currently shooting in Louisiana and some newly revealed snapshots may give some insight into the film’s story. Hugh Jackman has gone on record saying that this new film, which will be Jackman’s ninth X-flick he has appeared in, will indeed be his last. Many fans have hoped that the farewell movie for this iconic character adapt the fan-favorite story-line Old Man Logan as part of its plot.
Jackman has posted images of himself over the last month on social media and you see the beard grow in fuller each week. A recent post (not from Jackman) was made yesterday of the actor and you can clearly see that the actor is transforming himself into the adamantium-clawed X-man.
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The images taken from the ‘Wolverine 3′ set in Louisiana, courtesy of Just Jared, show Jackman donning the salt-n-pepper scruffy beard that is reminiscent of the Wolverine shown in the “Old Man Logan” storyline. This aged look to Logan could realistically take place in any time era given that Wolverine has been ageless due to his regenerative ability. So will this film break off from the current X-Men franchise timeline? And what’s with the suit?
Though it has yet to be confirmed by the studio that “Old Man Logan” is being introduced into the X-Universe, the tale of an aged, weathered Logan looks to be incorporated with recent pics.
“Old Man Logan” is a well-loved story arc by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven that fans of Wolverine have been clamoring to see adapted for a long time. Jackman did utter the words, “Old Man Logan” at last year’s SDCC, as well as stating it would be his last time sporting the claws. If this is indeed a final film for Jackman’s Wolverine, going out with a story arc like “Old Man Logan” would be a terrific send-off.
Old Man Logan‘s synopsis:
Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him… and in his place stands an old man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the Hulk Gang. A man forced to help an old friend – the blind archer, Hawkeye – to drive three thousand miles to secure his family’s safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan!
X-Men: Apocalypse is now playing in theaters. Wolverine 3 is scheduled to be released on March 3rd, 2017.