New ‘Logan’ Photo Teases Future Without Mutants

Fox’s marketing campaign for Logan is in full swing on Instagram. Over the last ten days, the film’s official title was revealed along with the official poster plus a slew of photos offering glimpses into the upcoming film. We haven’t seen a trailer yet but there is plenty to gather about the gritty and violent tone of the film as well as some clues to the plot.

Fox’s marketing campaign for Logan is in full swing on Instagram. Over the last ten days, the film’s official title was revealed along with the official poster plus a slew of photos offering glimpses into the upcoming film. We haven’t seen a trailer yet but there is plenty to gather about the gritty and violent tone of the film as well as some clues to the plot.

Today, director James Mangold and Wolverine himself — Hugh Jackman, took to twitter to dole out a few more teases from the project.

First up is some concept art showing Wolverine punching through a windshield.

But the tease that has everyone talking is a cryptic question scribed into the side of a bathroom stall asking “Where are all the mutants?”. We know that Professor X is in a state of cognitive decline and Logan’s powers aren’t what they used to be. Could it be possible mutants are losing their powers? Or have mutants gone into hiding? Either way, it seems like the people of Earth are desperate for mutants to return.

Jackman also tweeted out a photo of a smelting plant tipped over which was posted to the film’s official Instagram account a couple of days ago. While the post-apocalyptic future in Days of Future Past was averted, things look to be in pretty bad shape in the current timeline.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

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New ‘Logan’ Image Reveals Villain

The villain for ‘Logan’ has been revealed.

The third Wolverine film titled ‘Logan’ which will be Hugh Jackman’s last outing as the clawed mutant hero has been on a roll the last week revealing images and characters from the upcoming film. Last week we got our first look at a very old Charles Xavier and today the first image of the films villain Donald Pierce A.K.A. White Bishop was revealed.

Pierce is played by Boyd Holbrook, star of the Netflix Original Series Narcos. In the comics the cyborg Pierce was a member of ‘The Hellfire Club’ (first introduced in 2011’s X-Men: First Class) lead by Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon). Pierce challenged the leadership of Shaw and captured Charles Xavier in an attempt to harness his power. After he was defeated by the X-men and expelled by Hellfire he was sent to live in exile in a Hellfire installation in Kentucky until a group of cybernetic mercenaries known as Revears (also rumored to be in the film) broke him out. Pierce then began plotting his revenge against the X-Men and Wolverine.

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Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

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’24 Legacy’: Tony Returns

Fox is about to reset the clock on 24 but not without adding one of the series’ original characters back into the mix.

Fox is about to reset the clock on 24  but not without adding one of the series’ original characters back into the mix. Carlos Bernard will reprise his role as the beloved Tony Almeida in Fox’s reboot of the series 24: Legacy.

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Co-showrunner’s Manny Coto and Evan Katz released a statement directly to TV Line:

Tony Almeida is one of the most indelible personalities in the 24 universe, at times loyal and loving, other times an utterly amoral, ruthless mercenary. Carlos Bernard has done an amazing job portraying this dark and conflicted character, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with his return to the show.

The pilot has already been shot as well as a few episodes at this point so he won’t be seen right away. It’s a smart move on Fox’s part and in a way mirrors what Lucasfilm did with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Give the new characters time to establish themselves and the audience time to become invested before bringing familiar characters back into the fold. Otherwise they run the risk that people will lose sight of the new characters leaving them to fall by the wayside. Imagine if Han and Chewie were introduced into TFA right out of the gate. No one would have cared about Rey, Finn, Poe or Kylo.

Tony was last seen in prison on the special features for 24: Live Another Day in a short film pleading for his release from prison so that he could make up for his sins. The short film closed ominously as Tony looked through a pair of spyglasses (slipped to him by the DOJ), mapping his escape route out of prison. Chances are he’s out and involved one way or another with the threat in the new season.

Kiefer Sutherland is busy as his new series Designated  Survivor  just got picked up for a full season but Tony coming back makes me a bit more optimistic that Jack will eventually return. While I’m excited for 24: Legacy, I was upset when the producers and Kiefer originally hinted that Jack would probably not return for LAD. If he wasn’t ever going to appear again, why get invested in new characters knowing they would probably get cheated out of a resolution?

While Director Jon Cassar is back at the helm, the incredibly talented cinematographer of the original series, Rodney Charters, will not be back for Legacy. It’s yet to see whether or not the reboot will recapture the energy and flavor of the original.

The new series will feature Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) in the lead role as an Army ranger who turns to C.T.U. to help save his life after returning home from an important mission to take out a terrorist leader.

Coto also spoke on the series’ new protagonist with TV Line:

The premise of the season is based on a real story about the guys who took out Osama bin Laden. It struck us as a fascinating introduction for a character who participated in a huge mission to take out a terrorist leader and then had to go back to his normal life. And then what would happen if someone started killing off the members of his team one by one? It was a way to start fresh with a brand new character—a character that is not Jack Bauer. This character is not. This character is a soldier who is not used to this world of espionage

The clock starts ticking Sunday Feb. 5 after the Superbowl before the show moves to its regular time on Monday at 8 p.m. the following night.

A military hero who returns to the U.S. with a whole lot trouble following him back. With nowhere else to turn, the man asks CTU to help him save his life while also stopping one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.

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New ‘Logan’ Photo Teases R-Rating

Earlier this week we were treated to a photo of the second page of the Logan  script which let everyone know how violent and realistic the film’s fight scenes are going to be.

Now we get our first look at just how bloody things are going to get when Old Man Logan slices and dices his foes to bits thanks to the film’s official Instagram account.

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Also released this week was the first image of an even older Professor X in the upcoming film.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

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First Look at Sir Patrick Stewart in ‘Logan’

Yesterday, Hugh Jackman announced that the third Wolverine film will be titled Logan via twitter — just as the films director James Mangold tweeted out a picture of the films official poster along with a photo of the scripts second page.

Today we get another look at the upcoming film in the form of a photo of Sir Patrick Stewart as an even older Charles Xavier. The photo was taken by Mangold himself.

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Now before you read any further you should know the following could be considered a spoiler…

According to TheWrap, Professor X will be suffering from a cognitive breakdown. He doesn’t have a full grasp on his abilities anymore, and is also experiencing temporary amnesia as he is unable to remember who Wolverine is at times. It would be interesting if this is going to be a direct result of his powers and the more he uses them — the faster he deteriorates. Stephen Merchant will play the albino mutant Caliban as he assists Wolverine in taking care of the Professor.

Being that the film is based on the “Old Man Logan” comic book storyline, Wolverine will also be older and his powers won’t be what they used to.

The film is set in the year 2024 — when mutant births are in a decline due to unknown causes. The government is turning mutant children into killing machines in some sort of top-secret program called Transigen. The hand seen in the Logan poster belongs to a young girl who is part of the Transigen program. Instead of three claws, she has two. Wolverine is said to be serving as her mentor. Could this young girl be poised to be the first clawed heroine in the X-Men cinematic universe? Is it possible she is X-23? We know this will be Hugh Jackman’s last outing as the hero — leaving a hole to be filled in 20th Century Fox’s Marvel universe.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

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SOURCE: THEWRAP

Wolverine 3 Has A Title and a Poster

Hugh Jackman announced this morning on his twitter account that the third Wolverine film will be titled Logan. The title is a play on the title of the comic book storyline Old Man Logan, which the film is based on. It seems like simpler titles for comic book movies is going to become a trend going forward.

Director James Mangold also shared a picture of the second page from the script and the films official poster via Twitter.

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The script has Wolverine taking on a group of ‘bangers’ right from the start. The action described sounds like its going to be raw, brutal, and violent. This more realistic take on the film’s fight scenes will serve as a nice change of pace from the current blockbusters being produced by Marvel Studios. The language on this page combined with the action described most certainly guarantees an R-rating making it the second R-rated superhero film produced by 20th Century Fox.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

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