Wolverine 3 Rumored To Be Based On Old Man Logan

Old Man Logan

A rumor reported by Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzales on an episode of the “Marvel Movie News” video cast suggests that Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine movie will be based on the “Old Man Logan” storyline.

“Old Man Logan” is a storyline from artist Steve McNiven and writer Mark Millar that ran from 2008-2009 in the pages of the Wolverine ongoing series. The story was set in a future gone dystopian after the supervillains of the Marvel Universe banded together and eliminated all of the world’s superheroes in one fell swoop.

If the rumor is true, the film would have to be based on the comics in a pretty loose sense. Wolverine and Emma Frost are the only X-Men characters in the story. The rest of the story’s cast is made up of Marvel Studios controlled characters like the Hulk, Hawkeye, Mysterio and the Red Skull. Mysterio could easily enough be replaced by Mastermind or another psychic mutant to at least give the movie the same setup, but adapting the rest of the story would require some serious rewriting. Of course, Millar consults for Fox on their Marvel movies, so he may be able to help them do just that.

The third Wolverine movie is scheduled for theatrical release on March 3, 2017.

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  1. Eh, people have been already saying this from the jump. If Mangold confirms anything, then we'll have something to really talk about.

  2. it makes to make the "last" wolverine movie really the last one with a future story of an old logan and since they already setup future timelines before the audience can buy it. since these movies are only loosely based on the comics its not that hard to take a concept and write an original screenplay about it, they do it everyday. just take the concept of an old logan and set him a future world with the children of x-men and some old x-men and have him face HIS classic villains like sabretooth or finally omega red. or they could throw in newer villains like romulus

  3. no I want too see Omega Red

  4. no I want too see Omega Red

    • HartThorn
    • 716 Posts in 27 Months

    Thankfully the rights shenanigans will prevent inbred hulks from appearing, because damn, was that wrong.

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