Why The New Wolverine Movie Should Totally Be About ‘Old Man Logan’
Wolverine’s got one last movie to go—and if the rumors are true, he might already be too old for this shit.
Recently, Patrick Stewart, the telepathic mutant professor of our hearts, seemed to suggest that he’ll be appearing in the next and last-ever Wolverine-starring X-Men spin-off, reprising his role of Charles Xavier. But we still don’t know much about what else to expect from this upcoming movie, except that it might have something to the iconic “Old Man Logan” storyline from the comics.
It’s possible that we’re being full-on trolled and that the film, which still doesn’t even have a title, will be about something completely different. But we sure hope that’s not the case, and here’s why:
1. Patrick Stewart wants to do it
“I’m really looking forward to Hugh Jackman getting old. You know, damn him,” Stewart joked in an interview with Collider. “He looks so great! So I’m hoping to see him covered in prosthetics, you know? And then he’ll make me look better if that’s the case.”
2. Hugh Jackman wants to do it
“I’ve got three words for you guys,” Jackman told the crowd at his X-Men Comic-Con panel. “Old Man Logan. Take from that what you will.” Okay, well, we’re gonna take that as “this has something to do with that comic book we love so much,” Jackman!
3. It’s a SUPER popular story
“Old Man Logan” first ran as a eight-issue comic mini-series in 2008, with Mark Millar as writer. You might remember him as the guy who invented Kick-Ass and The Kingsmen, so his stories tend to translate pretty amazingly to the big screen.
Basically, the original is set in an alternate future where supervillains rule the world. Wolverine, retired with a wife and kids, agrees to help Hawkeye—yes, that Hawkeye—in one last mission. Everything goes horribly wrong and adventure ensues.
Of course, 20th Century Fox won’t be able to use too many of the characters from the original story, and they’ll probably have to tweak the whole “supervillains run everything” concept—after all, Days Of Future Past had a happy ending. But still…
4. It makes sense for the character
Let’s think back to where Wolverine was at the end of DOFP: he’s just returned from traveling back in time from ANOTHER alternate future and fixing the past. Now he’s back at Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters as a teacher, but he’s totally missed out on the last 40 years of his life. Wouldn’t it make sense for him to get out of the game and settle down at this point?
5. It’s going to be Wolverine’s last movie
Let’s face it, the “one last ride” pitch would be great for the movie that will end Jackman’s career as an X-Man.
6. Two words: silver hair
Can you IMAGINE how good Jackman would look with a bit of grey in his iconic mutton chops? Yes please, give me that.