Just a few days ago, Hugh Jackman shared one final photo from New Mexico as production wrapped on Wolverine 3, which is set for release on March 3, 2017. Now that filming is completed, the countdown to the first trailer begins, although it's unclear when any footage, or even the official title for that matter, will be unveiled. While we wait for more information, Hugh Jackman shared a video on social media, with the actor saying goodbye for good to his Logan character's signature mutton chops.
Early this morning, the actor posted a brief eight-second video on Twitter where he's seen using an electric razor to shave off his Wolverine mutton chops. The actor also reveals that his wife, producer Deborra-Lee Furness, will be "very happy" that his facial hair is gone. Since the R-rated action-thriller Wolverine 3 will be Hugh Jackman's last turn as Logan/Wolverine, this video surely marks the end of his 16-year muttonchops era, ever since he first portrayed Logan in 2000's X-Men.
Just before production wrapped, Hugh Jackman made headlines with another photo, that appeared to tease his Old Man Logan look in this superhero adventure. It has long been rumored that this movie will follow the Old Man Logan comics, which feature Logan losing his mutant powers as he starts to finally age for the first time since getting his powers through the Weapon X program. However, 20th Century Fox recently registered both Wolverine: Weapon X and Weapon X, which could very well be the new title, which would tie into the X-Men: Apocalypse post credit scene.
The post credit sequence of X-Men: Apocalypse featured a mysterious character walking through the devastation at Alkali Lake, where he picks up a vial of blood marked "Wolverine." Many believe this vial will be used to create X-23, but that hasn't been confirmed. There have also been photos from the set featuring an unidentified young girl, who many believe is playing the popular Marvel Comics character X-23, a clone of Wolverine himself, but this actress and her character's identity have yet to be confirmed.
Hugh Jackman is joined by longtime co-star Patrick Stewart as Professor X, along with Boyd Holbrook as the new villain, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and Eriq La Salle, although no details were given for their characters. James Mangold (The Wolverine) is directing from a script by David James Kelly and Michael Green. We'll have to wait and see when 20th Century Fox will finally unveil new details about this highly-anticipated superhero movie, so stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, take a look at Hugh Jackman's brief video where he says goodbye to his iconic mutton chops.