The marketing campaign for Logan, the third installment of Wolverine’s X-Men spinoff franchise starring Hugh Jackman as the title character, has kicked off in a very interesting way. After the release of the teaser poster, we’ve been getting little hints about the film via its Instagram page. That is where we learned Boyd Holbrookwill play Pierce, a notable X-Men villain. In the comics, Pierce has ties to two very powerful groups, one as a member of the Hellfire Club and the other as the leader of the Reavers. The image of Holbrook with sunglasses gave us an idea of how desolate the future really is. But there were no Reavers. Until now.
A new image posted gives us our first look at the Reavers, who may or may not resemble their comic book counterparts. Check out the image below.
Last week Fox kicked off the Logan — formally known as Wolverine 3 — marketing campaign with the title and a teaser poster. Though the film’s plot was wrapped in secrecy, unconfirmed details said that Logan’s healing factor was deteriorating and that the aged mutant was using booze to numb the pain. What we do know is that the film will be based on the “Old Man Logan” story arc written by Mark Millar.
However, it was thought that Mr. Sinister would be the villain of the film given an Essex Corp briefcase was last seen in the facility that gave Logan his metal claws during an after credits scene of X-Men: Apocalypse. Now it appears that Mr. Sinister may not be the main villain, as a new photo has emerged that confirms Boyd Holbrook plays Donald Pierce. More on the story below.
Earlier today we learned that Wolverine 3 would officially be titled, Logan. Along with the title, film star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold revealed the first teaser poster for the film that showed an older scarred Logan with his claws unsheathed and holding the hands of a small child. Because the film is based on the “Old Man Logan” story arc, it is assumed that the child in question is his, and that his wounds are defensive ones from protecting said child. Not only that, but a photo of the screenplay reveals that Logan is older and his regenerative powers are diminishing.
Now more details about the film are coming out and it confirms that not only does Logan rely on booze to help ease the pain because his powers aren’t working, but mutant kind itself is in trouble. More on the story below.
For a long time, the press has been calling the third installment of the Wolverine franchise, Wolverine 3. Seems to make a bit of sense considering it all started with X-Men Origins: Wolverine and was followed up by The Wolverine. But like Batman Begins, the sequel title looks to call everyone’s favorite X-Men by another name. Both film star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold have revealed the official title of the film, which will simply be called Logan. Though that isn’t truly the character’s real name, it is a name that he is commonly referred to by.
There has been plenty of opportunities for FOX to reveal details about the film, but now that they have, they will have five months to show everyone that Logan will be worth the wait. More on the story below, along with the newly revealed teaser poster.
The X-Men: First Class films and The Wolverine have been tied together, with each of theme dropping an Easter egg that would lead up to a succeeding film by giving some sort of tip about a villain. That was no different in X-Men: Apocalypse where we saw a small nod to Nathaniel Essex, otherwise known to fans as Mr. Sinister. At the time it wasn’t clear if Mr. Sinister would appear in a future installment of X-Men or one of its spinoffs. The character has had run-ins with the X-Men, Wolverine, and even Deadpool before.
But now it has been confirmed that the vampire-looking mutant will appear in James Mangold‘s Wolverine 3. More on the story below.