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We're currently living in an entertainment world that is absolutely dominated by comic book franchises. From TV to movies, it seems like you can't turn a corner without seeing another hero in tights saving the day. Because this trend is nearly a decade in the making, many critics and fans alike are concerned with superhero fatigue; so many comic book adaptations are being produced that they have the potential to blend together and become stale. But the genre is evolving, as Deadpool destroyed expectations for how an R-rated comic book movie could succeed both financially and critically. The X-Men franchise will continue exploring R-rated blockbusters with the upcoming Logan, featuring Hugh Jackman's final performance as Wolverine. Now we have a better idea of what the movie will be about.
Since the first frames of Logan were released to the masses, actor Hugh Jackman has been communicating through his social media with updates and new images about the upcoming spinoff. Jackman just posted a new Logan synopsis via Twitter, and it sheds some light on plot details that we haven't been privy to. Check it out.
Color me intrigued. I was already excited about Logan, but knowing a few more details regarding the overall plot has only increased my anticipation for Hugh Jackman's final adventure.
To start, we finally know Logan's setting. The movie will pick up near the Mexican border- someplace unexplored in the X-Men franchise. Logan's mysterious Instagram had previously shared a few black and white images featuring text in spanish, but it wasn't clear exactly where Logan's adventure would be taking place. Alas, there will be some mixture of both Mexico and the United States in the spinoff, so I hope that Wolverine has been practicing his español. If not, he does have the most powerful psychic in the world with him, who could likely help translate.
Hugh Jackman's tweet also revealed a bit more about Logan and Professor Xavier's relationship in the movie. While we knew that Patrick Stewart would be returning to the role in a supporting role, it turns out that Xavier and Logan are even more close than we thought. Because rather than Logan seeking out Professor X, it turns out the duo have already been surviving and hiding together.
It does appear that Hugh Jackman's signature character has become a bit of a hermit throughout the years. While we aren't privy to the fates of our favorite franchise characters, we can assume that Logan has seen a fair amount of his loved ones killed- despite the new timeline established in X-Men: Days of Future Past. He's hidden himself and Charles from the world, but that's all about to change.
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Logan will be released in theaters on March 3rd, 2017.