New Logan Photo Teases Professor X's Fate
When 20th Century Fox unveils Logan in theaters next spring, it will mark the final time Hugh Jackman plays the title character, a.k.a. Wolverine on the big screen. This adventure will also bring back Patrick Stewart as Professor X, who is said to be very sick in this new movie, and at times, he can't even remember who Logan is. Today we have a photo that may offer a hint at Professor X's fate in this final Wolverine adventure, along with another image of Wolverine himself.
The photo surfaced on the official wponx Instagram, which shows the limousine that Hugh Jackman's Logan is driving. We saw this limousine in the very first set photos, with the actor working alongside Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney, a.k.a X-23. Those set photos revealed that the limousine had a slew of bullet holes in it. This latest photo shows that there are a concentration of bullet holes on the passenger side door, which may or may not be where Professor X was sitting.
We don't have any confirmation that Professor X actually dies in this movie. We saw in the first trailer that Professor X was actually sitting in that same seat where the bullet holes are, hinting that this iconic character may actually pass away. Given that this is the last Wolverine movie, it does make sense that Professor X may be killed off. Especially given the direction that 20th Century Fox is going with the franchise. Oh, and we see Logan and Laura burying someone in that first teaser. Hmm, wonder who that could be?
The studio is currently developing The New Mutants, along with another unspecified X-Men movie that is reportedly set in the 1990s, according to producer Simon Kinberg. The producer wouldn't confirm any further details, and it's possible that he could be referring to The New Mutants project as the one set in the 1990s, but it wasn't confirmed when The New Mutants is set. It will follow the same progression of the prequel trilogy, with X-Men: First Class set in the 1960s, X-Men: Days of Future Past set in the 1970s and X-Men: Apocalypse set in the 1980s.
As for Logan, the supporting cast includes Boyd Holbrook as the villainous Daniel Pierce, Stephen Merchant as Caliban and Richard E. Grant and Eriq La Salle in unspecified roles. James Mangold directs Logan from a script by David James Kelly and Michael Green. Take a look at the latest photos from Logan below.