The outpouring of new information keeps coming as Mangold has now released the first look at Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Professor X for Logan.
Professor X is looking weathered and aged in this photo, which seems to back up rumors about the film's plot that also surfaced yesterday. Those rumors suggest that Logan will take place in the year 2024 and that Professor X has not aged well. Professor X's once powerful telepathic mind has begun to fail him. While Wolverine takes care of his old mentor, there are days when Professor X doesn't even know who Wolverine is.
Taken w/ Leica S 007 Summicron 100mm, ISO 3200 1/250 ƒ3.4 -- by JM pic.twitter.com/Jhwsf7uBhv— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 6, 2016
According to reports, Logan takes place in a near future where Wolverine's mutant abilities are not quite what they used to be, and mutant births are down across the globe. Wolverine and the mutant Caliban take care of Professor X in his old age. Meanwhile, a corporation called Transigen is turning mutant children into killed machines. Wolverine meets one of these children, whose hand can be seen in the first poster. The child has two claws like Wolverine's that protrude from her hand and Wolverine vows to protect her.
Logan is directed by James Mangold, and stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal.
The title, Logan, is likely an homage to the comic book story "Old Man Logan," on which Logan is said to be loosely based.
Logan opens in theaters on March 3, 2017.