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LOGAN (2017): Wolverine 3 Gets Official Name

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Wolverine 3’s Name Revealed As Logan

Hugh Jackman announced on social media that the official name of the third installment in the X-Men spin-off series will be Logan.

The simple straightforward name nevertheless is evocative of the original Marvel Comics‘ classic Old Man Logan story arc. It’s unclear if the film will be based primarily on that story line, but according to material from the script posted by director James Mangold, Wolverine will be significantly less powerful than he has been in past movies and thus more vulnerable to enemies as well as his own demons:

This all falls into line with what 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.

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