After months of speculation, we finally have a name for this new and final Wolverine movie. You can now refer to it as just Logan. That is not what I expected, but I like it. This is pretty much the one and only chance dudes name Logan have to feel good about their handle, so I hope they enjoy it.
Word of the title came from James Mangold himself via a picture of the Logan script’s second page:
Page two of our screenplay. pic.twitter.com/5X93NtWuVS— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 5, 2016
If you look closely, there’s a lot to soak up from that page. For one, Wolverine drops an F-bomb right at the top of the film. For two, the script begins with a super sassy mission statement (thanks to Empire for whipping out the magnifying glass on this one):
Now might be a good time to talk about the ‘fights’ described in the next 100 or so pages. Basically, if you’re on the make for a hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying CG fuckathon, this ain’t your movie.
In this flick, people will get hurt or killed when shit falls on them. They will get just as hurt or killed when shit falls on them. They 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.
As for our hero, well, he’s older now and it’s clear his abilities aren’t what they once were. He’s fading on the inside and his diminished healing factor keeps him in a constant state of chronic pain – hence booze as a painkiller.
And if that wasn’t enough, Hugh Jackman tweeted a shot of the film’s first poster:
Awww, what a softy.
So there you go. This will be mildly R-rated but with the attitude of a fully R-rated film, which is fine so long as it pulls off its tough guy gravitas. This also appears to be confirmation that they’re going Old Man Logan with this one. I’m looking forward to seeing this character with diminished powers and a real alcohol problem, as opposed to a real alcohol affectation.
Wolverine was good, but not quite great. Maybe Jackman and Mangold have finally pulled it off this time. They certainly seem excited about their movie enough to think so. We’ll see when Logan comes out in March.