Rumors that the next sequel to The Wolverine will be titled Wolverine: Weapon X, or just Weapon X, have been given a huge shot in the arm this weekend with the revelation that 20th Century Fox has apparently registered the domain WolverineWeaponX.com.
An X-Men movie fan account on Twitter broke the news:
This comes on the heels of X-Men: Apocalypse, in which Hugh Jackman's Wolverine appeared briefly, sporting his Weapon X...ahh...outfit? I'm not sure what to call that thing. Anyway, the diaper, helmet, and tubes ensemble that appeared in a Marvel Comics Presents storyline that featured Wolverine's Weapon X backstory.
A report from earlier this week claimed 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.
With the Essex Corporation taking possession of the Weapon X project's data at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, 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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