There’s been a lot of Wolverine 3 related news released this week. This week we saw the first official poster released, which also revealed the actual title of the film – ‘Logan’. Today James Mangold, the director of ‘Logan’, released a behind-the-scenes image of Patrick Stewart’s Professor Xavier and, man, he does not look good.
We’ve known for awhile that ‘Logan’ was going to be the final send off for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. However, this film is also rumored to be a send off for Patrick Stewart, who has portrayed the role of Professor Xavier for over 16 years now. Although this has been talked about being his final film in the X-Men series, Patrick Stewart has made comments about the possibility of returning:
I can’t say because I don’t know, but I would imagine this is probably the end of this franchise for me. But the thing about science fiction and fantasy is that you can never, ever say it’s the end, it’s over.But watch out! In March, I’m going to be back on the screen again. A very different Charles Xavier, that’s all I’m allowed to say. Nothing like the Charles Xavier you’ve seen in the past.
There is a possibility, given the accelerated age of Xavier in the upcoming film, that he may die for good in this next installment. As was discussed exclusively with The Wrap, the film takes place in 2024 and neither Logan or Professor Xavier are doing well. Logan is watching over Professor Xavier, who’s health is in serious decline. His powers are unstable and sometimes he can’t remember who Logan is. Because of Logan’s own declining powers, he is being helped by Caliban, an albino mutant, to take care of Professor Xavier.
Based off of the plot details and the image we have above, it looks like the next installment in the X-Men film franchise is going to be dark and very emotional for those of us who’ve become attached to these characters.
The release date for ‘Logan’ is set for March 3, 2017. What do you think of ‘Logan’? What do you think of the very aged and sickly looking Professor Xavier? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.