Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hugh Jackman’s Final Wolverine Movie
Including the title...
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 5, 2016
Well, there it is! According to the guy who plays the beer-swilling mutant himself, the next Wolverine film (which will also be the last with Hugh Jackman in the role), is titled Logan. Thankfully, that’s not all the info we’ve gotten today!
Page two of our screenplay. pic.twitter.com/5X93NtWuVS
— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 5, 2016
Director James Mangold also took to Twitter to share a tidbit with fans in the form of the second page from the Logan script. And what do we learn from this? First, that screenwriters Michael Green and David James Kelly love to curse in their stage directions. Like, a lot. However, we also learn that our hero is “older now, and it’s clear his abilities aren’t what they once were,” lending credence to the rumor that this film will go the Old Man Logan route.
Also worth noting is the film’s poster, in which we see Wolverine’s hand, claws extended, holding a child’s. In a TMS piece over the summer, Maddy wrote about Jackman having been seen filming with a dark-haired girl with blood on her sweater. The hope was (and still is!) that this might mean an introduction to Laura Kinney, A.K.A. X-23, A.K.A. All-New Wolverine. If that’s the case, there’s no discerning this from the Logan page at IMDb. There are listed credits for a “mutant child” and a “mutant kid,” but no one named Laura.
Which, of course, means absolutely nothing.
And, of course, despite the child holding Logan’s hand, this film will most likely be R-rated, and will have a crapton of violence violence that people won’t bounce back from. From the screenplay:
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.
So, um…yeah. There’s that.
What do you think so far? Are you excited for Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine? Tell us in the comments!
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