When Logan comes out next month, it'll signal the end of an era. For 17 years, Hugh Jackman has played Logan, aka Wolverine, in the X-Men movies. Logan marks the final chapter in his saga, and it will be the last time we see Jackman don the claws. For all intents and purposes, once the film comes out, Wolverine will officially be in Jackman's rear-view mirror.
This morning, Jackman took that idea in a rather literal direction...
The Aussie actor took to twitter to post an image that is emblematic of exactly where Logan places his run as Wolverine. You can see it right here:
The caption reads: "A look from the rear-view mirror. Logan 3.3.17."
It's simple. It's subtle. But it kind of says it all, doesn't it?
In 2024 the mutant population has shrunk significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins … In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are ageing, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.
Logan comes out March 3.