Up until now, the identity of Richard E. Grant’s antagonist in Logan has been a mystery. Earlier rumors pegged the British actor as Nathaniel Essex, aka Mister Sinister, the man behind that Essex Corp. briefcase in the post-credits scene from X-Men: Apocalypse. More recently, another report suggested that Grant is actually playing a surgeon connected to Wolverine’s origins and the creation of his clone, X-23. Thanks to a new photo from the upcoming Wolverine sequel, we have an answer — and our first look at Grant’s shadowy villain.
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For the past month, director James Mangold and the official wponx Instagram account have been keeping us intrigued with a series of beautiful black and white photos from Logan — the upcoming Wolverine sequel that marks Hugh Jackman’s final outing as the iconic hero. The latest image shakes things up a bit, offering a full-color sneak peek at Old Man Logan and his new friend, a young mutant named Laura, or, as she’s known to comic-book fans, X-23.
It seems likely that we’ll get another Logan trailer before the end of the year, but until then, the official Instagram account for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine sequel is keeping us on our toes with plenty of intriguing images — like the latest, another black and white shot, this time of a mysterious metal arm. But who does this arm belong to? Pierce, or one of his Reavers? Or perhaps some still-unseen villain?
March 2017 isn’t that far away — in just four months, we’ll be heading to the theater to check out Logan, featuring Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine. That’s kind of a big deal, considering the actor has portrayed the iconic X-Men hero on screen eight times, with the upcoming Wolverine sequel serving as his ninth film in the franchise. As such, we’ve really been enjoying director James Mangold’s frequent photo updates, which are likely to become more frequent in the months ahead.
It’s been a few days or so since we’ve gotten a fresh sneak peek at Logan, so we’re about due for a new photo, don’t you think? Right on cue, director James Mangold has shared another image from the upcoming Wolverine sequel, this time featuring Hugh Jackman’s titular hero, his crazy ripped abs and a very unpleasant exchange with a mirror. It seems like “Old Man” is definitely the best way to describe this iteration of Logan.
How about one more quick update on Logan before the end of the day? Following our first look at Hugh Jackman’s return as the older, more hardened hero, the actor has debuted a new teaser for his final outing as Wolverine. Oh, and by the way, the first official trailer drops tomorrow, so while this teaser is very short (but effective), just know that there’s a whole lot more where that came from.
New teaser images from Logan have been released daily for the past couple of weeks, and while we’ve gotten sneak peeks at the film’s setting and first looks at new characters, there’s one that’s been glaringly absent: The titular hero himself. That changed today, as director James Mangold shared our first look at Hugh Jackman’s return for the upcoming Wolverine sequel — which, as you know, will be his final outing in the X-Men franchise.
It’s time for our daily Logan update, courtesy of yet another photo from the upcoming Wolverine sequel. Director James Mangold and the film’s official Instagram account (cutely named “wponx”) have been releasing new teaser images every day for the last week or so, and today’s post confirms a heavily rumored villain (or villains, plural) that will probably make the very unwise decision of crossing paths with Hugh Jackman’s titular hero.
…And the Logan photos just keep coming. Though recently rumored, these new images from the upcoming Wolverine sequel offer the first official confirmation of Stephen Merchant’s role in the film. Typically known for his comedic work and collaborations with Ricky Gervais, Merchant appears to be taking on a very different — and visually striking — sort of role in Logan as the X-Men character Caliban.
With the sheer volume of photos and teaser images that have dropped over the past two weeks, I’m starting to think that the cast and crew of Logan have decided to release their teaser trailer one still photo at a time. After all, we had months of radio silence on the production, but now director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman seem determined to give us a slew of images to puzzle over. If we take everything and string it all together, does a teaser trailer emerge? Someone other than me should definitely get on that.