Even though we’ve been hit with a flurry of casting announcements and confirmations over the past few weeks, including the film’s main villain and its R-rating, we still know very little about Twentieth Century Fox’s Wolverine 3, which is set to hit theatres next year and will mark Hugh Jackman’s final portrayal of the title character. Which is probably why the hype surrounding this film in particular, seems to be much larger than the previous films in the standalone franchise.
With filming on the project already begun as well, it looks like some of the film’s villains or antagonists at least, may have been revealed.
Nerdist is reporting that the film will include a villainous gang known as The Reavers from the comics, who are a military group of cyborgs, with many of the members holding personal vendettas against Wolverine himself. Comingsoon.net adds that the film will also feature none other than Weapon X as well, though its unclear how the iconic group will factor into the film’s story for right now.
The report does speculate that they could be trying to stop Wolverine on his road trip in the film though, or the young clone of him, X-23, who will apparently be in the film as well.
In addition to Jackman, the film is also set to star Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Elise Neal, and more. James Mangold will be returning to direct after his work on The Wolverine.
Rumored to be a loose adaptation of the iconic “Old Man Logan” storyline, the film certainly has a lot of expectations to hold up on its shoulders as not only the farewell film for Jackman’s Wolverine, but also will be tasked with putting the X-Men franchise back on track once again following this year’s disappointing X-Men: Apocalypse. Seeing how well the film handles this large a number of antagonists and villains, will be an interesting balancing act to watch.
Wolverine 3 is set to hit theatres on March 3rd, 2017.
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