The end of an era is upon us. Hugh Jackman, who has portrayed the iconic anti-hero Wolverine in eight films, is set to hang up his claws after the release of the final and ninth film -- and the third Wolverine one -- Logan, which has released its first trailer.
The desert and seemingly apocalyptic setting, paired with Jackman's much older and somber look confirms fan speculation that Logan is based on the Old Man Logan storyline in the comics.
It does have the feel of it, but how much of the story will translate to screen is still a major question. The Old Man Logan storyline is set in a United States run by super villains and features Wolverine as a gaunt, old, retired mutant living with his family in barren land. A lot of the major characters and plot lines did feature characters who aren't licensed to Fox, who owns the X-Men franchise. Instead, they appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it's expected that part of the story will be altered -- which is too bad because it would have been neat to see the Red Skull as the President.
What we know, though, is that, like in the comics, the movie will be set in the far future. Logan director James Mangold has said that "we are in the future, we have passed the point of the epilogue of Days Of Future Past."
This story will also be more character-driven compared to the other X-Men films. "Circumstances that are a little more real," Mangold says, and, from a superhero viewpoint, it will take a look at "what happens when you're in retirement and that career is over."
It sounds like a proper goodbye to the Jackman Wolverine.
While most superheroes have been portrayed by multiple actors, ever since the character's live action debut in 2001's X-Men, Hugh Jackman has been the one and only Wolverine (unless you count singer/actor, Troye Sivan, who played his much younger version in Wolverine: Origins). So Jackman's final bow will be bittersweet to most fans. Let's hope that they deliver a great movie for us to mark his curtain call.
Logan opens in cinemas on March 3rd, 2017.