Logan: First photo of Patrick Stewart as older Professor X in Wolverine 3

The film is expected to be influenced by the Old Man Logan comic-book storyline

Just two days ago, the internet barely knew a single factoid about Wolverine 3 except Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart would be reprising their X-Men roles for the game.

Suddenly, we know a whole lot more, including the official title of the film - Logan - as well as minor plot details such as the main character being significantly older, his healing factor diminishing, chronic pain and drinking issues.

Following his reveal of the first page of the film’s script, director James Mangold has Tweeted an image of Patrick Stewart as Professor X, looking noticeably older.

Speaking about the film, Jackman said: “Basically, it’s going to be different. Very different in tone and hopefully to anything we’ve done”. Mangold has since added: “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 get 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.”

A poster for the film has also been revealed, featuring Wolverine's iconic claws while also revealing the film’s release date: 3 March 2017.

Logan is expected to use elements of the comic-book storyline Old Man Logan and will likely feature the mutant X-23, who in the source material takes over the Wolverine name after Logan.

Meanwhile, the film’s main villain was recently confirmed by producer Simon Kinberg and X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer.

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