Hugh Jackman has revealed the title of the film via a social post of a billboard: Logan. Just Logan. There’s also what appears to be a child’s hand in the billboard, but whose?
The Logan cast also includes Patrick Stewart, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 5, 2016
director James Mangold has used his Twitter account to post a page from the Wolverine 3 script!
Page two of our screenplay. pic.twitter.com/5X93NtWuVS
— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 5, 2016
Jackman recently told ET, saying “There’s going to be some stuff coming out in the next week or so. That’s all I’ll say. I’m not good. I’m the kind of person who tells everybody everything. Basically it’s going to be different. Very different in tone and hopefully to anything we’ve done.”
Mister Sinister and his “Essex Corp” are confirmed to be the villain(s) of the film, with a number of choices for who could be playing him, including Boyd Holbrook (possible), Richard E. Grant (likely), or even Stephen Merchant (probably not). We know that the primary villains for the film will include both The Reavers, as well as Wolverine’s favorite group, Weapon X. It stands to reason that Sinister’s role in the film will be tied to the creation of X-23, the young female clone of Wolverine also along for the film’s road trip, which makes the post-credit scene for X-Men: Apocalypse finally make some sense.
The new film will mark the ninth time that Hugh Jackman has played the character on the big screen. James Mangold is directing from a script by David James Kelly. Movie will hit theaters on March 3, 2017.