Hugh Jackman reveals the official title of his new ‘Wolverine’ movie

The third standalone Wolverine movie hits cinemas next March

Hugh Jackman has revealed that the upcoming Wolverine movie has been named Logan.

The actor tweeted a picture earlier today (October 5) of a poster for the 2017 sequel on display in downtown New York City.

Meanwhile, the film’s director James Mangold has shared another poster for the film and a photo of page two of its script.

Logan, Jackman’s third solo outing as Wolverine and the second directed by Mangold, is set for release on March 3, 2017. The script was co-written by Michael Green, who also worked on the screenplay for the upcoming sequel to Blade Runner.

Jackman is joined in the sequel by Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Narcos actor Boyd Holbrook in an unknown role and Richard E Grant, who is believed to be playing a “villainous mad scientist”/

Stephen Merchant also has a key role in the sequel and announced he had been cast earlier this year by sharing a video of himself shaving his head for the role on Instagram.

Jackman first played Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men and has now notched up eight appearances as the popular comic book character: five in X-Men films and three as the star of standalone Wolverine movies.