Hugh Jackman is expected to take a final bow as Marvel Comics’ clawed mutant Wolverine in director James Mangold’s upcoming film Logan, the third — and possibly final — installment of the character’s solo franchise and the follow-up to 2013’s The Wolverine.
Directed by Mangold from a script by David James Kelly (Straw Man) and Michael Green (Green Lantern), Logan also brings back fellow X-Men franchise actor Patrick Stewart as an aging Charles Xavier. The telepathic mutant joins Logan for one last adventure in a future when mutants have all but disappeared from the world and a young girl with all-too familiar abilities finds herself in dire need of a hero.
With Logan hitting theaters March 3, 2017, here’s everything we know about the movie so far.
Place your bets
You can probably chalk it up to the intense promotional cycle leading up to the film’s premiere, but Logan actor Boyd Holbrook is feeling pretty confident about the film’s box-office potential.
In a March 2017 interview, Holbrook joked — or maybe he wasn’t joking — that he expects the movie to surpass the lofty mark set by fellow “R”-rated comic book movie Deadpool last year, and he was willing to wager his own money on it.
“I’m taking bets,” the actor told Uproxx. “I’m hoping this thing is going to beat Deadpool.”
Although early word on Logan seems promising, beating Deadpool at the box office would be no small achievement. The 2016 film that cast Ryan Reynolds as Marvel Comics’ mouthy mercenary was one of the year’s biggest surprises, earning more than $363 million domestically and $783 million worldwide, and setting a new opening weekend record for “R”-rated movies ($132.4 million).
With Logan hitting theaters in less than 48 hours, the outcome of that bet will be known soon enough.