The X-Men films have certainly been a great money-maker for 20th Century Fox, who still have the rights to these Marvel mutant characters. Some of have complained that the films have lessened in quality over the years, with X-Men Apocalypse being only a modest hit, while Deadpool, which takes place in the same universe, was a huge hit. The studio is optimistic that lightning will strike again as Hugh Jackman will be playing Wolverine for the last time in the third solo Wolverine film known as Logan. This is what is known about the film's release date and how it could imitate a storyline in the comics known as Old Man Logan.
The first Wolverine film, otherwise known as X-Men Origins: Wolverine is considered the worst film based in the X-Men franchise. The film was released three years after X-men: The Last Stand, which was considered the worst of the original trilogy. It is because of this film's terrible portrayal of Deadpool that a reboot was planned with X-Me: First Class (originally planned to be another X-Men Origins film about Magneto), not to mention a new Deadpool film that fans just loved.
The sequel of The Wolverine was a bit better, and it was based on the character's first comic-book limited series where Logan went to Japan. Granted, it was not too accurate to the source material, but most movie audiences didn't seem to mind.
With Logan, a new change will be made as director James Mangold has revealed the script, shortly after Jackman revealed the title drop with this billboard on Instagram. The script reveals Logan dropping the f-bomb, which clearly reveals the plan for this film to have an R-rating, similar to that of Deadpool. Screenwriters reveal that this will be a grittier take on the character, with lack of hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying scenes.
From what it looks like the script mentions some post-apocalyptic gang known as the Bangers. It's pretty clear what direction Logan will take, as it will be Old Man Logan. If you are not familiar with Old Man Logan, it is a story in the comics written by Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven that show Wolverine in a future world where the super villains have taken over the world.
If this is the case, then Logan will take place in the future, as Wolverine roams the land that has been divided up by the worst of the supervillains. It is pretty clear that the film can't follow this plotline exactly, as the supervillains in the comic included Red Skull, Hulk, and other characters that still belong to Marvel studios.
However, it would be interesting if Deadpool were to make an appearance, even if it was just a cameo. The Deadpool movie was not clear where on the timeline it took place in, but since Deadpool has the same super-healing powers as Wolverine, he could still be around in the future era with Wolverine and be old himself. However, that might be too much.
By the way, Ryan Reynolds, the actor that plays Deadpool, has sent a tweet concerning the Logan poster, saying: "That's my hand holding Logan's in the new poster. #tender".
Audiences will see if Hugh Jackman can finally pull off "third time is the charm" effect on Logan, but they will have to wait until March 3, 2017.