Wolverine 3 is one of the most closely-guarded mysteries in the X-Men/Fox franchise. With it coming right after Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, being the last adventure Hugh Jackman's Wolverine will go through and expected to adapt the beloved Old Man Logan storyline, we are eager to see what the movie has in store for us.
Fortunately, the mystery is unravelling every day. Recently, we learned that Mr. Sinister will make his cinematic debut in Wolverine 3 and now, thanks to director James Mangold, we know we can expect footage from the film very soon. With filming wrapped up since last month, Mangold answered a fan asking for a Wolverine 3 update. Here's what he said:
"Working on it every day in edit room, Vince. You'll hear and see things very soon. Glad you're pumped & I hope we surprise you."
The fact that we are getting Wolverine 3 footage very soon is huge by itself but there's something to consider: What should we expect to see in it? Will it be a teaser or a full-on trailer? Let's take a look at what we could be getting once the footage comes along:
A Clearer Understanding Of The Plot
We know that Wolverine 3 will be set in the future of the X-Men world, that it will be Hugh Jackman's last adventure as everyone's favorite three-clawed mutant and... not much else. With the movie only being six months away, it's about time to start getting more information on where the story and the characters are going, something the upcoming footage will most likely do.
I'm sure it will only be a teaser instead of a full-length trailer but with Wolverine 3's release right around the corner, you bet we'll get at least a better notion of what Logan's last chapter will be about. This would not only work to get us (even more) pumped for the film, but will also give fans who may or may not be on the fence about it a chance to be intrigued.
Our First Look At Old Man Logan
Much of the anticipation for this film comes from fans wanting to get a glimpse at what Hugh Jackman will look like as Old Man Logan. A few months ago, some set pictures showed Hugh with a more disheveled look for Wolverine, which got fans wondering if this would be his older man appearance but it still wasn't anywhere near close to his more aged look from the comics.
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We've been given hints that he will indeed sport the gruffer look from the printed page, so hopefully in this upcoming footage we get to see his appearance as an older man to give us an idea of what we can expect aesthetic-wise. The relevance of this comes from the fact that the X-Men franchise is known for often not giving comic book-accurate representations of its characters, so it's only fair for us to know what we're in for come 2017.
X-23's First Appearance
We've suspected for a while that X-23 will be in this film thanks to numerous reports and a character description released months ago describing a "12- to 15-year-old girl. Still a child, but a wounded badass, a pound puppy, raised in captivity in a time of battle, without support systems of normal childhood." Even the aforementioned set pictures, featuring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart filming with a young girl, seemed to strongly imply her highly-awaited cinematic debut. And hey, if Wolverine's clone/daughter can fight like her old man, even better:
Other than a few theories floating around of her taking up the mantle of Wolverine at the end of his third outing, we have no idea what role she will play. Hopefully, in the upcoming footage we'll get a look at the awesome superheroine and a taste of her part in the story.
Boyd Holbrook's Villain
Something we do know about the movie is who will be playing Wolverine's main pain in the butt: Boyd Holbrook. When the actor was confirmed for Wolverine 3, this description was given for who he was playing:
"A relentless, calculating and intense head of security for a global enterprise who is set against Jackman’s clawed Wolverine/Logan hero."
We've seen Logan go against corrupt figures of power in his last two movies, so will Holbrook's character add anything new to the table? Will he be a mutant or is he simply a power-hungry businessman? The footage promised by Mangold will surely give us a glimpse at the answers for those questions to keep the movie interesting and let audiences know Wolverine 3 will not just be a journey of discovery for the character, but also a superhero adventure.
The Teaser Is An Endless Source Of Possibilities And Speculation For 'Wolverine 3'
Given how little we know about the movie, this promised footage may be one of the most anticipated previews in recent memory. The teaser has become an endless source for possibilities and theories that will surely be put to rest once our hunger for a first-look at Wolverine 3 is satisfied. I don't know about you, but I want to know what's coming for Wolverine and the X-Men franchise.
Wolverine 3 hits theaters on March 3, 2017.
Are you excited for Wolverine 3 footage? What do you think we'll get in it?