At the Fox movies panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015, the final section of the panel was devoted to X-Men films. First out on the dais was Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine in 7, going on 9 movies now.
The actor talked about the long journey of playing Wolverine since the first X-Men film, then teased that the third Wolverine solo movie, which he has said will be his last in the role, could have a very familiar story to comic book fans.
"I've got three words for you guys: Old Man Logan," the actor said definitively. "As I promised, this next time is my last time putting on the claws, it's one last time," he said as an image of him as Wolverine with just the middle claw extended (a la flipping the bird) was shown behind him.
For those not in the know, Old Man Logan is a comic book story by Mark Millar (who coincidentally is involved as a chief consultant on all the Marvel movies at Fox. hmm) and artist Steve McNiven. The story takes place in a far future where Wolverine is the last remaining X-Man, living with a family to try to take his last days in peace. Some very bad things happen (no spoilers here) that lead to one heck of a final adventure.
The third Wolverine film is scheduled for release March 3, 2017.