Deadpool has changed the game. With the recent announcement that Wolverine 3 is aiming for an “R” rating, it would seem that an age of edgier comic book heroes is dashing across the horizon. X-Force is an inevitability at this point, along with a Deadpool sequel, yet details about the third, and potentially final, Wolverine movie are few and infrequent. Reports, and Hugh Jackman himself, have hinted at the idea that this third movie will loosely follow the plot of the comic book storyline from writer of Marvel’s Civil War, Mark Millar, entitled “Old Man Logan”. The storyline finds Wolverine far in the future, having hung up his costume and put away his claws to raise a family on barren farmland. His “landlords” however send Logan on a suicide mission to save his wife and children, eventually forcing the tired, broken mutant to become the man he once was.
There are many things that could take place in the final Wolverine movie of the trilogy, but there are also many things which took place in the “Old Man Logan” series that could not. This storyline in the comics is not just entrenched in X-Men mythology, but overall Marvel lore as well. Surely, if this is the inspiration for the finale, things will need to be shaken up a bit to hold onto similar story beats. With that being said, here are our 5 choices for characters and scenes that couldn’t possibly make an appearance in Wolverine 3.