For months now, rumors have persisted that Wolverine 3 would be an adaptation of Mark Millar's Old Man Logan. It's been unofficially confirmed and denied several times over, but so far all we really know about the film is that Hugh Jackman's returning (in his last at-bat as Wolverine), Patrick Stewart's onboard in some capacity, and that the film is aiming for an R-rating.
Only that last bit seems to lend credence to the rumor, but then again: you could make any Wolverine movie R-rated with the right amount of gore.
Now we've got an update from Wolverine 3 producer Simon Kinberg that...well, doesn't do anything to clear this up. Speaking to CinemaBlend, Kinberg said the following:
"The Wolverine movie takes place in the future."
Could be Old Man Logan. Could be Wolverine 3 just takes place in the future. Could be that Wolverine 3 will feature elements of Millar's story (which involves, among other things, mutant hillbilly Hulks, dinosaurs, and Wolverine killing off the X-Men).
We'll have to wait and see where this is taking us, but for now I can't help but think that a straight adaptation of Old Man Logan - as enjoyably bananas as that might be - is very unlikely. What do you guys think?