Rumors suggest that the 20th Century Fox’s third Wolverine movie will be titled Weapon X. The title would share a name with the secret government genetics research organization from the Marvel Universe that removed Logan’s memories and grafted adamantium to his skeleton, turning him into a feral killing machine. The title was also used for a Barry Windsor-Smith story published in Marvel Comics Presents that showed these experiments for the first time.
The report from GameZone also claims that the film’s title, along with the first bit of footage and a poster, will be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. GameZone learned this information from sources they “assure” us are reliable. Wolverine appeared as Weapon X in X-Men: Apocalypse and the post-credits scene showed the Essex Corporation taking possession of the project’s data, so the title would seem to be a natural follow-up. The film’s villains will be a mad scientist and a corporate executive, both of which would be at home in a film focusing on the shady government organization.
The third Wolverine will movie will be Hugh Jackman’s final performance as the character. Rumors have suggested that that film will be based on the “Old Man Logan” storyline, and Jackman and producer Simon Kinberg have both hinted at the idea as well. Rumors have also suggested that the film will introduce Wolverine’s clone X-23. The Apocalypse post-credits scene hints at that possibility, as does a film focused on Weapon X. X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer himself pitched Fox on the idea of replacing Wolverine with X-23 after Jackman’s retirement from the role.
Directed by James Mangold, Wolverine 3 stars Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal.
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