‘Wolverine 3’ Gets a Title and a Poster

Wolverine 3 title Logan poster

Hugh Jackman promised we’d see a big reveal from the next Wolverine movie this week, and this morning he delivered. The actor has just shared the first official poster for the film, which reveals that the official title is… drumroll please… Logan. Check out the Logan poster below, plus a little peek at the script. 

Jackman unveiled the first Wolverine 3 poster — sorry I mean Logan poster — on Twitter. As you can see from the photo, the promotional campaign has officially begun.

For a closer look, here’s a more hi-res version of the image from director James Mangold.

It’s a simple poster, but kind of a startling one if you know anything about the character. Logan a.k.a. Wolverine is famous for his accelerated healing factor, which allows him to take all manner of punishment and recover instantaneously. But the hand in that Logan poster is covered with cuts and scars. And who’s the small child holding his hand? Could that be X-23, the female Wolverine clone rumored to appear in the movie?

Logan is loosely based on the Old Man Logan story arc from the comics, which sees an aged Wolverine pulled back into action in an unhappy future. It’ll be Jackman’s last time in the mutant superhero role he’s been playing since 2000’s X-MenPatrick Stewart returns as Professor X, for what might be his last time as well. The villain is confirmed to be Mister Sinister, although it’s unclear who’s playing him. Our best guess is Richard Grant, who has an unnamed part in the movie. Boyd HolbrookStephen Merchant, and Elizabeth Rodriguez also star.

Jackman has teased a “very different” tone for Logan, which is expected to have an R rating. Mangold shared a page of the script that hints at the darker vibe of the film.

The page is from early in the movie, and it starts working toward that R rating right away with Logan dropping a “fuck.” What’s even more interesting, though, is the way the script describes the action scenes, the consequences of those action scenes, and the guy at the center of all this. If you’re not up for squinting at the tiny print above, we’ve written it out for you below:

Now might be a good time to talk about the “fights” described in the next 100 or so pages. Basically, if you’re on the make for a hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying, CG fuckathon, this ain’t your movie.

In this flick, people will get hurt or killed when shit falls on them. They will get just as hurt or just as killed if they get hit with something big and heavy like, say, a car. Should anyone in our story have the misfortune to fall off a roof or out a window, they won’t bounce. They will die.

As for our hero, well, he’s older now and it’s clear his abilities aren’t what they once were. He’s fading on the inside and his diminished healing factor keeps him in a constant state of chronic pain — hence booze as a painkiller.

So by all means, go ahead and worry about him.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

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