(Spoiler warning: Last chance to stop reading if you don’t want to know anything about “Logan,” the third Wolverine film.)
“Logan” takes place in the year 2024. The film is dark. Darker than any other other “Wolverine” or “X-Men” movie.
Old Man Logan is in full effect. Logan looks bad, and drinks a lot. For work, he drives a 2024 Chrysler 300 limo that looks modified in the front to look more futuristic. He’s sick, his powers are fading, and he heals much more slowly — and sometimes not at all.
Those are some of the details TheWrap can exclusively share for “Logan,” the third Wolverine film and the last for star Hugh Jackman. On Wednesday, he and director James Mangold finally revealed the title for the film, and a poster that show’s Logan’s clawed hand held by the small hand of a child.
Mangold also tweeted out the second page of the script, which says that Logan is “older” and that “it’s clear his abilities aren’t what they once were.”
We learned further details from an insider who said that the girl in the poster is a young mutant. In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. We find out about a government-type operation called “Transigen” that is turning mutant children into killing machines. Logan ends up mentoring the girl, who has two claws instead of his three.
There’s more. Professor X (Patrick Stewart) is old and not well. His powers are unstable and at times he doesn’t even remember Logan. Stephen Merchant plays the Albino mutant Caliban, who helps Logan take care of Professor X.
Jackman first played Logan in 2000’s “X-Men” and reprised the role in the standalone films “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The Wolverine.”
“Logan” will be released on March 3rd, 2017.