It has been a great day so far, especially for Logan fans eager for sneak peaks into the movie. Earlier today, Logan’s Instagram account revealed yet another b&w shot from the film. Director James Mangold then followed with a reveal of his own, offering the first look at Stephen Merchant’s Caliban. Check out the image featured below.
Taken w/ Leica S 007 Summicron 100mm, ISO 1600 1/250 ƒ2 — by JM pic.twitter.com/8P3s5Mdruo
— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 17, 2016
Fans will remember Caliban from X-Men: Apocalypse as well, albeit the character was played by a different actor, Tómas Lemarquis. Caliban was brought into the Marvel Universe as one of the Morlocks, the sewer-dwelling tribe of mutants who have had a perennial relationship with the X-Men. Caliban has the mutant ability to track other mutants and to channel the emotions of people around him and increase his physical strength in the process. He was eventually made a Horseman of Apocalypse but he came back to the X-Men group during the Messiah CompleX event, where he breathed his last amidst battle.
Logan reportedly takes place in the future where Wolverine’s mutant abilities are not in their usual state, and mutant births are down across the globe. Wolverine and the mutant Caliban look after Professor X in his old age. Meanwhile, an organization called Transigen is turning mutant children into killing machines. Wolverine meets one of these children, whose hand is visible the first poster. The child has two claws similar to Wolverine’s that protrude from her hand and Wolverine vows to protect her.
Logan is directed by James Mangold and stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal. The title, Logan, is likely an homage to the comic book story “Old Man Logan,” on which Logan is said to be loosely based.
Logan is set to be released on March 3, 2017.