— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 5, 2016
Although Ryan (Deadpool) Reynolds immediately tweeted a response saying, “That’s my hand holding Logan’s in the new poster” we find that highly unlikely unless Logan is a giant in the movie. It looks more like a child’s hand to us. Interesting.
Meanwhile, director James Mangold has also Tweeted a pic showing a page two of the Logan script. The generous man. Avert your eyes if naughty words offend.
Page two of our screenplay. pic.twitter.com/5X93NtWuVS
— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 5, 2016
We’d already heard that Mangold and Fox intend to make this movie R-rated in the US after Deadpool showed that a superhero movie could wear swearing and voilence with pride and still be a box office success. This page of script backs that up: “Now might be a good time to talk about the ‘fights’ described in the next 100 pages or so. Basically if you’re on the make for a hyper-choreographed, gravity defying, city-block-destroying, CG f**kathon, this ain’t your movie. In this flick people will get hurt or killed when shit falls on them. The will get just as hurt or just as killed if they get hit with something big and heavy like, say, a car. Should anyone in our story have the misfortune to fall off a roof or out a window, they won’t bounce, they will die.”
The page also reinforces the rumour the film is based on the “Old Man Logan” comic book storyline – he’s older and his powers have diminished, it says.
As well as Hugh Jackman in his final outing as Wolverine, Logan also stars Patrick Stewart, Eriq La Salle, Richard E Grant, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez. It is set for a 2 March 2017 release in the UK.