The end of an era in superhero cinema is soon to arrive. Wolverine 3 is slated to be Hugh Jackman’s last appearance as the violent mutant anti-hero. The script for the final film in the trilogy has been completed and sent to Jackman. No details on the plot are confirmed, but most indications are the narrative is based on the “Old Man Logan” mini-series.
“Old Man Logan” features an aged Wolverine approaching his passing. The bittersweet tale takes place in the near future, a future in which Wolverine takes part in one last adventure before departing the earth.
Hugh Jackman will forever go done in geek history as the quintessential Wolverine. His first appearance as the character in the original X-Men film made the Australian actor into a worldwide superstar. A solo series was spun from the X-Men features with the second Wolverine film receiving more acclaim than the first.
Originally, Fox was going to recast a young celebrity like Jon Urbana in Jackman’s part in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Jackman ended up keeping the role. 20th Century Fox likely worried about an audience backlash due to unnecessary (and unwanted) recasting.
The X-Men cinematic universe is slated to get a total reboot after the release of X-Men: Apocalypse. Rumors suggest Jackman has a cameo in the new film.