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Logan
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Director: James Mangold
Writer(s): David James Kelly
Michael Green
Expected Release: March 3, 2017
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Logan is a reboot to The Wolverine and Wolverine's third solo outing.

Plot

Set in the future of 2024, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation lead by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan's healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier's Alzheimer's forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.

Cast

Continuity and References to Earth-10005

Production

On November 2013, it was reported that 20th Century Fox had begun negotiations with both actor Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold to return for a third solo film starring Wolverine.[2] Mangold is negotiating now to write the treatment for the film with Lauren Shuler Donner returning to produce.[3] Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role as Wolverine. David James Kelly was hired to write the script for the film.[4]

On March 2014, James Mangold announced that shooting for the The Wolverine sequel will be inspired by other Wolverine stories from the comic books and will begin after the release of Bryan Singer's, X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016. Box Office tweeted that the film will be released on March 3rd, 2017.[5][6][7] On March 21, 2014, David James Kelly is announced to write the film's script and Jackman had confirmed to once again reprise his role as Wolverine.[8]

On February 2015 and Patrick Stewart confirmed his involvement in the film as Professor X, while stating that he will not be featured in X-Men: Apocalypse.[9][10] On August 2015, Stewart revealed that he would have a significant role in the film.[11]

In March 2015, Mangold anticipated filming would start "early next year."[12]

On January 2016, Jackman confirmed that a screenplay was close to completion, but did not know when filming will begin.[13]

On February 2016 a leaked image suggested that Fox may consider going for an R rating.[14]Simon Kinberg revealed to Collider that filming as already started and it will be an R rated film.[15] During the same month, Liev Schreiber, who portrayed Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine said that he was in talks to reprise his role in the sequel.[16]

By April 2016, Boyd Holbrook was cast in the film to play an unnamed relentless and intense head of security for the Essex Corporation,[17] while Richard E. Grant was revealed to have been cast as an as-of-yet unnamed mad scientist.[18] In the same month, Simon Kinberg stated that the film would be set in the future.[19] Towards the end of the month, Stephen Merchant was cast in an unspecified role.[20] On May 2016, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal were cast in unspecified roles.[21][22]

Production for the film will begin on April 25th 2016 with shooting locations in New Orleans and New Mexico.

On May 9, Kinberg said filming had begun. Kinberg says the film "takes place in the future, and as you and others have reported, it is an R-rated movie. It’s violent, it’s kind of like a western its tone. It’s just a very cool, different film."[23] Also in May, Elizabeth Rodriguez was in negotiations to join the cast.[24]

In August 2016, filming for Wolverine 3 wrapped.

In October 2016, Boyd Holbrook was revealed to be Donald Pierce, leader of the Reavers, with Sienna Novikov portraying Laura Kinney/X23 and Richard E Grant portraying Doctor Zander Rice.[25][26] However, when the trailer for Logan was released it was revealed that Dafne Keen would be the actress portraying the character and not Sienna Novikov.

Trivia

  • Hugh Jackman was 99.9% sure that this will be his last appearance as Wolverine on screen.
    • Jackman later redacted this statement, claiming that after viewing Michael Keaton's performance in Birdman he was inspired, and that he wishes to portray the character "until his death".[27][28] Despite this, the film is being promoted as the last time Jackman will feature in the role. Following that news, on March 28, 2015, Jackman posted on his Instagram, "Wolverine. One Last Time".[29]He also hinted at the film being an adaptation of the Old Man Logan comic storyline, which was confirmed by the story's writer, Mark Millar.[30]
  • Including his cameo in X-Men: First Class, this will be Hugh Jackman's ninth portrayal of Logan/Wolverine, raising his own record for the most times a comic book character has been played by the same actor in theatrical films. He will also be the only actor to appear in the entire X-Men film series.
  • It was believed that after the success of Deadpool, 20th Century Fox decided to aim for an R rating for this film, unlike the other Wolverine movies. However it was confirmed in an interview with X-men Producer Simon Kinberg, that this was not the case and the R rating was always going to happen.
  • The story is mainly inspired by "Old Man Logan", where an elderly Logan goes on a quest in a desolate Wild West future. However, that story involved characters from throughout the Marvel Comics (Hawkeye, the Hulk, Red Skull), whereas this adaptation will only feature X-Men characters due to rights issues.
  • The film will take place in the far future that was established in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • This is the last film in which Sir Patrick Stewart will play Professor X.
  • Stephen Merchant announced his participation in the film by posting an Instagram picture which showed him with a freshly-shaven bald head and having a "Wolverine 3" tagline, though the post did not mention his character's name or any other specifics about his role.
  • Will be released exactly 17 years after the first X-Men.
  • Both Hugh Jackman and Richard E. Grant have starred in Dracula films. Jackman was in Van Helsing and Grant was in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Although it's the final movie in the Wolverine trilogy, the film will act as a reboot rather than a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine as it exists in an alternate timeline established by X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • In the post credits scene of X-Men: Apocalypse, a group of men in suits are shown invading the Weapon X facility and stealing a vial that says "Weapon X", and placing it in a suitcase labeled Essex Corporation.
  • Logan is the first Marvel superhero movie to have a title with the name of the alter-ego of a superhero.

Gallery

Promotion, Filming, and Concept art

Videos

Trailers

References

  1. Inside ‘Logan': Wolverine 3 Plot Details Revealed (Exclusive)
  2. http://www.thewrap.com/hugh-jackman-confirms-wolverine-sequel-will-be-his-last/
  3. http://deadline.com/2013/11/james-mangold-hugh-jackman-sinking-claws-into-another-the-wolverine-film/
  4. http://deadline.com/2014/03/fox-sets-david-james-kelly-to-script-next-wolverine/
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  6. http://www.iamrogue.com/news/interviews/item/10151-iar-exclusive-interview-director-james-mangold-talks-the-wolverine-unleashed-extended-edition-blu-ray-alternate-ending-and-the-wolverine-2.html
  7. http://www.superherohype.com/news/295437-the-wolverine-sequel-to-film-after-x-men-apocalypse
  8. http://deadline.com/2014/03/fox-sets-david-james-kelly-to-script-next-wolverine/
  9. http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/2015/02/patrick_stewart_raves_about_po.html#incart_river
  10. http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/markcassidycbm/news/?a=123979
  11. http://collider.com/wolverine-3-patrick-stewart-confirms-professor-x/
  12. https://twitter.com/mang0ld/status/573359978406232066
  13. http://collider.com/hugh-jackman-wolverine-3-script-update/
  14. http://www.comicbookmovie.com/x-men/the_wolverine/leaked-image-suggests-the-next-wolverine-movie-may-indeed-be-a131104
  15. http://collider.com/wolverine-3-filming-rated-r/
  16. http://www.mtv.com/news/2747082/liev-schreiber-sabretooth-wolverine-3/
  17. http://deadline.com/2016/04/wolverine-3-boyd-holbrook-lead-villain-hugh-jackman-patrick-stewart-1201734367/
  18. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/wolverine-3-finds-mad-scientist-888038
  19. http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Wolverine-3-Set-Here-What-We-Know-124307.html
  20. http://deadline.com/2016/04/stephen-merchant-wolverine-3-hugh-jackman-x-men-1201745268/
  21. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/eriq-lasalle-wolverine-3-1201766800/
  22. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/elise-neal-wolverine-3-1201767705/
  23. http://collider.com/wolverine-3-filming-rated-r/
  24. http://www.thewrap.com/wolverine-3-poised-to-add-fear-the-walking-deads-elizabeth-rodriguez-exclusive/
  25. Latest Photo From Logan Reveals Boyd Holbrook As The Leader Of The Reavers
  26. Looks Like The Young Actress Playing Laura Kinney/X-23 In LOGAN Has Been Revealed
  27. http://www.superherohype.com/news/330957-hugh-jackman-wants-to-continue-playing-wolverine-until-he-dies
  28. http://www.eonline.com/news/627810/hugh-jackman-says-he-wants-to-play-wolverine-until-he-dies-reveals-michael-keaton-inspires-him-to-be-better
  29. http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/424083-hugh-jackman-teases-one-last-time-as-wolverine
  30. http://m.ign.com/articles/2015/09/25/mark-millar-explains-how-a-wolverine-old-man-logan-movie-could-work-without-marvel-studios-characters
X-Men films
Released X-Men | X2 | The Last Stand | First Class | Days of Future Past | Apocalypse
Development X-Force | Other
Earth-10005
Films X-Men | X2 | X-Men: The Last Stand | X-Men Origins: Wolverine | X-Men: First Class | The Wolverine
X-Men: Days of Future Past | Deadpool | X-Men: Apocalypse
Development Logan | Gambit | X-Force | Other
Characters Earth-10005/Characters

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