The marketing campaign for Hugh Jackman’s third and final outing as Wolverine is continuing to ramp up to the film’s release via social media. The official Instagram has dropped another substantial reveal confirming Richard E. Grant as Dr. Zander Rice.
The film features an older Logan on the run from Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and the Reavers in the year 2024 as he protects and mentors Laura Kinney (Dafne Keen) A.K.A. X-23. The film also features a plot involving the government turning mutant children into killing machines in a top-secret government program called ‘Transigen’.
In the comics, Laura was the daughter of Dr. Sarah Kinney, who was a renowned mutant geneticist that was tasked with creating a clone of Wolverine after the top secret government program failed to recreate the Weapon X experiment.
After the program had failed, Kinney proposed they create a female clone due to the Y-chromosome of Logans genetic sample being damaged. Despite her superiors protégé, Dr. Zander Rice denying her, she went ahead and produced a female subject anyway ultimately convincing her superior, Dr. Martin Sutter to move forward with the experiment. Rice then forced Kinney to serve as a surrogate mother for the clone as punishment for her insubordination leading her to give birth to Laura.
Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.
The film stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and Boyd Holbrook. Written by David James Kelly and Michael Green. Directed by James Mangold.
In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. A government-type operation is turning mutant children into killing machines. From this, Logan emerges as a mentor to a mutant girl, who has two claws instead of his three.