Further plot details have been revealed on the forthcoming Wolverine movie.
Logan is the character’s third standalone film, which is due out on March 3, 2017.
It was confirmed recently that Hugh Jackman will be joined in the sequel by Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Narcos actor Boyd Holbrook and Richard E Grant, who is believed to be playing a “villainous mad scientist”.
Further details about the latter two characters has been revealed with Holbrook set to play the character Donald Pierce the head of security for a global corporation known as Transigen who turn baby mutants into killing machines, according to The Wrap.
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Actor Richard E. Grant will also play Transigen employee, Dr. Zander Rice, whose father was part of the original ‘Weapon X’ project that helped create Wolverine. Rice is now the head of Weapon X.
Meanwhile, further plot details have been revealed, including how mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. Hugh Jackman’s character also ends up training a clawed mutant called Laura played by Sienna Novikov, a comic-book character who becomes the mutant known as X-23. Like Wolverine, X-23 has a regenerative healing factor, superhuman strength, senses, speed and reflexes. She also has retractable adamantium-coated bone claws in her hands and feet.
The script was co-written by Michael Green, who also worked on the screenplay for the upcoming sequel to Blade Runner. 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.
Jackman tweeted a picture last week of a poster for the 2017 sequel on display in downtown New York City.
The film’s director James Mangold also shared another poster for the film and a photo of page two of its script.