Earlier today, the veil of secrecy swirling around Wolverine 3 was lifted just slightly, with the release of the first poster, which confirmed the official title is Logan. Director James Mangold also took to social media to show fans the second page of the script, which reveals that Wolverine's healing powers have greatly diminished, while the poster showed Wolverine holding the hand of a young girl. Now we have even more details about this story, who this girl may be, and exactly when this story is set.
Long before the poster dropped, there had been rumors that the young mutant X-23, a.k.a. Laura Kinney, would be a part of this story. We even saw set photos with Hugh Jackman and an unidentified young girl, who many have speculated is in fact X-23. The Wrap's sources confirm the girl whose hand Logan is holding is a young mutant, but they wouldn't specify whether it's X-23 or not. The site's sources do confirm, though, that the story is set in the year 2024, and that this story is darker than any of the previous X-Men or Wolverine movies.
The report claims that Old Man Logan is in "full effect," with Logan growing sick, causing his powers to fade, and sometimes, he doesn't even fully heal from his injuries. The script page that James Mangold posted revealed that Logan has turned to booze to ease his pain, which isn't terribly surprising since he is often seen drinking in the X-Men and Wolverine movies, with this report adding that he "looks bad" and "drinks a lot." For work, Logan has landed a job driving a Chrysler 300 limousine, which would explain the limousine seen in early set photos, riddled with bullet holes.
As for the mutant child, she ends up getting taken under Logan's wing. This report claims that, in the year 2024, mutant births have gone down drastically, and no one can account for this sharp decrease. There is reportedly a "government-type program" known as Transigen, which is "turning mutant children into killing machines." This girl Logan mentors is said to have two adamantium claws, instead of three. This report also reveals the previously-mysterious character of a supporting cast member.
Stephen Merchant is reportedly playing Caliban, who was portrayed by Tómas Lemarquis in this summer's X-Men: Apocalypse, which was set in the 1980s. In this movie, Caliban helps Logan take care of the ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart), whose powers have become unstable and there are times where the Professor doesn't even remember who Logan is. None of these details have been confirmed, but hopefully we'll find out more when the first trailer for Logan arrives at some point in the hopefully-near future.