20th Century Fox’s X-Men series has become a bit of a roller coaster ride the last few years, jumping backwards and forwards in time, moving across different timelines and introducing characters at both their older and younger ages. Following the success of 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, which saw the return of original X-Men (and X2) director Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse was not met with such great reception, earning mixed reaction from fans and critics alike. At this point, it remains a little unclear as to the future of the franchise, but in the mean time fan favourite character Wolverine is set to receive another solo film outing in 2017.
Marking Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as the character, in a solo film at least, Logan sees the beat down berserker face his toughest challenge yet. Taking to his Twitter account, Jackman creatively let his fans know what that challenge will be, and what’s in store for the film that could very well be the final chapter of the current Wolverine’s story:
The post echos the style of the rest of the movie’s promotional material thus far, with an off-colour grittiness that tells us that this is not going to be like a Guardians of the Galaxy type of film, for example, but one geared more towards an adult audience, as was made very clear by the first trailer released back in October.
The studio gave the all-clear for Logan to be an R(18)-rated film, following the huge success of last year’s rather outrageous Deadpool, and this could perhaps mark the beginning of a large wave of adult oriented comic book movies – not that we haven’t seen any before.
Logan is set to tear into cinema screens March 2nd.