20th Century Fox's Logan is shaping up to be one of next year's most highly-anticipated movies, with the studio releasing a slew of cryptic photos as of late including one that may have teased the fate of Patrick Stewart's Professor X. It isn't known when the next trailer will arrive, but it seems that the studio has no problem continuing to release new images, such as a new image that shows Hugh Jackman's Wolverine protecting the young mutant known as X-23. We also have another image that show the scars on Logan's hands, a sign of his mutation wearing off in Wolverine 3.

Empire debuted this new Wolevrine 3 image, which is somewhat similar to the poster that arrived last week, where Logan is again seen carrying X-23 to safety. The publication also got to speak with director James Mangold, who teased that they tried to scale back the CGI and special effects for this big screen adventure. Here's what he had to say below.

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"The goal was to make something human. We made an effort to scale back on the gloss and greenscreen."

This falls in line with the Wolverine 3 script page that the director released last month, where he stated that, "if you're on the make for a hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying CG f--kathon, this ain't your movie." It was also made crystal-clear in that image, which showcased the second page of the script, written by David James Kelly and Michael Green, that this would be an R-rated affair. Here's what Hugh Jackman had to say about this story, revealing that it explores Wolverine's legacy.

"It's essential you see this as the story of a man who is struggling with mortality and legacy, and whether the world has been better off with him or without him."

The second photo was released through Hugh Jackman's Twitter, which shows Logan's scarred hands. This sequel is said to be partially based on the iconic Old Man Logan comics, where Logan loses his mutant abilities, and goes on a cross-country journey where he meets a number of Marvel Comics characters. This may also be the final X-Men movie for Patrick Stewart as Professor X, since he is said to be quite sick, and at times, he can't even remember who Logan is.

20th Century Fox is also 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.

The supporting cast for Logan 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.

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