Hugh Jackman's final performance as Wolverine is inching closer, and we've got the poster to prove it. Jackman unveiled an image of the film's first poster for the third solo Wolverine film, which appears to be on the side of a building in New York City. The image shows a small child's hand holding Wolverine's hand, claws extended and all, as it touts the film's March 3 release date.
But the biggest reveal in this poster is the film's title, Logan. No Wolverine III. No The Wolverine Returns. No Holy Crap, Wolverine Got Old. Just simply Logan, with an image of those claws alerting you to the fact that this is a Wolverine movie.
Here's Jackman's tweet…
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 5, 2016
Naturally Ryan Reynolds took the immediate opportunity to crack a joke in the spirit of his character Deadpool's long-standing rivalry with the clawed member of the X-Men.
That's my hand holding Logan's in the new poster. #tender
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 5, 2016
Logan director James Magnold also tweeted this hilariously badass page two of the film's script, noting that people will die. Also, you'll see they're waving the R-rated flag right off the bat, dropping an F-bomb a minute or so into the movie.
Page two of our screenplay. pic.twitter.com/5X93NtWuVS
— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 5, 2016
So what does the poster mean? And how does that child factor into the story? In the Old Man Logan comics storyline (which this is said to be pulling from), Logan does have a wife and children. Perhaps his kids will factor into the story in a major way? Or perhaps that hand belongs to the person who will take over the Wolverine mantle once Jackman is officially through?
The actor recently teased the film will be "very different in tone and hopefully to anything we've done," and we may get a larger taste of that in the first teaser, which we assume will drop real soon.
Here's the official poster for Logan, which hits theaters on March 3, 2017.