A couple weeks ago we noticed Wolverine 3 director James Mangold gave congrats Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson on wrapping production, while confirming his own film was three weeks away from wrapping as well.
The end has seemingly come as Hugh Jackman said goodbye to New Mexico in a recent Instagram post.
UPDATE: He also posted this video of him shaving-off Logan’s signature mutton chops further confirming they’ve completed principal photography.
A set photo posted by Hugh, has the main man in old age makeup combined with Old Man Logan‘s signature buzz-cut. This being one of our best teases the film would be using elements from the violent comic.
Also, the set seemingly is located in a log cabin and with New Mexico as a filming location, hard to imagine them not incorporating the western landscape from the comic as well.
Keep in mind, actor-producer Hugh Jackman publicly teased Old Man Logan back at San Diego Comic-Con in 2015, when promoting his last outing as the character during Fox’s X-Men panel.
We’ve been hearing for months that the final film would indeed be majorly influence by the adult-natured comic book run. Even if it had to be tweaked due to characters from the original source material not being owned by Fox, they would figure out another way to use the material.
Jackman was rocking a grey beard and hair while shooting a sequence in New Orleans.
Fox has never really made a straight-forward adaptation of any of the X-Men stories to begin with, so combing elements from other comics like Death of Wolverine, The Adamantium Men and adding villains like The Reavers (Donald Blake/Mister Sinister behind them?) makes sense to us.
Adding this extra material would likely fill the gaps due to rights issues with Marvel using a majority of the supporting characters and villains seen in the original comic.
However, taking a majority of the style and meat from Old Man Logan is more than likely happening here. While switching up minor things like his partner in the comic being an elderly Clint Barton and changing it to Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier.
Stewart has recently said this might be his last X-Men film as well.
It’s been reported that Logan’s female clone Laura Kinney aka X-23 is in the film and we could see her taking the place of Hawkeye’s daughter Ashley Barton aka Spider-Woman in the film.
This was supported by casting-calls and a little girl spotted on set during an action sequence, which is more than likely a flashback created by Xavier.
The R-rating also signals the violent nature of that side of the X-Men comics and will give fans the unleashed version of the berserker that was seen in a PG-13 form via X-Men: Apocalypse. Remember, Logan’s claws are indestructible knives there should be blood in those action sequences.
Once Fox gives the third film an official title, along with releasing promo materials like posters and trailers for the film we’ll know for sure.
Wolverine 3 is set for release on March 3rd, 2017.
SOURCE: HUGH JACKMAN/JAMES MANGOLD