Actor Hugh Jackman has confirmed the name and release date of his upcoming new Wolverine movie. The film will be the third ‘solo’ Wolverine movie following 2009’s ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ and 2013’s ‘The Wolverine’. It will also mark the tenth time Jackman has appeared as the character on screen.
Hugh Jackman first played the popular marvel character Wolverine in Bryan Singers ‘X-Men’ in the year 2000. The movie would go on to be one of the defining moments in Jackman’s career. Now, 16 years later, it is almost impossible to picture someone other than Jackman playing the miserable yet lovable mutant.
Jackman has announced this week that he will be reprising his role in a new movie titled ‘Logan’, which is set to be released on March 3, 2017. The movie will be loosely based on the popular ‘Old Man Logan’ comic book series ran by Mark Miller in the late 2000s. Along with Jackman, the film will star Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Professor Xavier, Narco’s star Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant and British comedian Stephen Merchant. The movie will be directed by James Mangold, who took the reigns for the last Wolverine movie ‘The Wolverine’,with a screenplay adapted by Michael Green, who has recently been involved in the script for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel.
A picture of a giant NYC billboard advertising the movie was posted on twitter by Jackman yesterday (September 5). Director Mangold also tweeted a picture of the movie poster.
Jackman has previously stated that this will be his last time playing the iconic character, he explained: “It just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let’s be honest, 17 years. I never thought in a million years it would last, so I’m so grateful to the fans for the opportunity of playing it. … I kind of have in my head what we’re going to do in this last one. It just feels like this is the perfect way to go out.”