We know that Wolverine 3 is set for release in March 2017, and that it will be Hugh Jackman's last turn as the beloved mutant Logan, under the direction of James Mangold. Aside from that, there isn't much we know about the plot. There have been rumors in the past that the story is adapted from the Old Man Logan comic. Yesterday, Heroic Hollywood's El Mayimbe appeared on the Marvel Movie News podcast, where he hinted that 20th Century Fox is using this story arc. However, this morning, he ended up debunking his own rumor, stating, "no Old Man Logan for last Wolverine film," which he learned after sources got back to him following the podcast.
For those unfamiliar with the Old Man Logan story, it was created in 2008 by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven, which follows Logan after he retires as a superhero to travel across the United States, where he comes across a number of Marvel villains. The main problem with this particular comic book arc is that several of the characters are controlled by Marvel Studios, and not 20th Century Fox. Characters such as a now-blind Hawkeye, Hulk as a dictator, who is entangled in an incestuous relationship with cousin She-Hulk, Kingpin and Red Skull are all own by Marvel Studios. Emma Frost also plays a big part in this comic, but she was killed in the movie universe after X-Men: First Class.
Even if this is Hugh Jackman's last appearance as Wolverine, it's possible that 20th Century Fox will simply recast the character later on. But that has yet to be confirmed. Regardless, we'll have to wait and see what comic book story Wolverine 3 will be adapted from, as we get closer to the March 3, 2017 release date. Which story would you like to be see used for Hugh Jackman's final appearance as Wolverine? Let us know what you think below.
RUMOR DEBUNK: Sorry guys, no OLD MAN LOGAN for last WOLVERINE film. Hence why I didn't print it but rumored it on podcast. Sources got back.— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) June 19, 2015