With “Wolverine 3” seemingly marking it as the final chapter for Hugh Jackman’s career as the iconic mutant, he’s going to make it one that you’ll surely remember. Aside from the rumoured R-rating, “Wolverine 3” will most likely follow the highly requested plot “Old Man Logan.”
The floodgates started to open when Jackman took it to Twitter and asked millions of his followers back in July about what they want to have in “Wolverine 3.” The most expected suggestions were for Wolverine to go “berserk” in the next installment, duke it out with nemesis Sabretooth for one last time, or have “Old Man Logan” as the source material for “Wolverine 3” and make it rated R. The last suggestion was then cemented when, according to Den of Geek, sources that are close to “Wolverine 3” claims that Jackman’s final X-Men film will be based on “Old Man Logan,” which was written by Mark Millar and illustrated Steve McNiven.
The makers of the film may have been listening to the voice of fans and therefore granted their wishes. “Old Man Logan” is set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian universe where iconic super villains Magneto, the Red Skull and Dr. Doom have taken the United States under their control. However, with Wolverine being a family man, he refuses to unsheathe his claws and unleash his fury once again.
Despite the R-rating, 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool” managed to dominate the cinemas and score big in box office revenues. The company may want to capitalise on its success, as it plans to have “Old Man Logan,” a comic book story with violent action sequences and fight scenes, grotesque murders, and a bloodthirsty protagonist.
“Wolverine 3” is pegged for a March 3, 2017 release, but it looks like it will have a title change before it hits the big screen. Of course, Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role as the titular character for one last ride, and Sir Patrick Stewart will once more take his rightful role as Professor Charles Xavier.