For fans of all things X-Men, the official Wponx Instagram account has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving. Together with Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold’s own feeds, we’ve been inundated with teasing black-and-white photos for Logan, the 2017 sequel that heralds Jackman’s final foray as Wolverine.
Spotlighting the film’s bleak environments, a wounded, world-weary Logan, and everything in between, 20th Century Fox’s world-building strategy is there for all to see, and it’s hard to argue against its effectiveness. In a more literal sense, it ensures Mangold’s R-rated action-thriller remains high on our collective radar as 2016 draws to a close and today, we’ve been treated to a rather foreboding shot of Boyd Holbrook’s Pierce – or his cyborg extremity, at least.
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Bearing the caption ‘metal’ and little else, the picture first appeared on that aforementioned Wponx Instagram feed. Barring the cyberpunk-esque design of the prosthetic itself, there’s not much else to report, other than the known fact that Holbrook’s antagonist heads up a band of cyborg criminals knows as The Reavers.
On the hunt for both Logan and Dafne Keen’s young mutant X-23, they’ll be operating under the Transgien corporation, one that aims to round up the few remaining mutants left on planet Earth and transform them into disposable weapons. Leave it to Wolverine to throw an adamantium spanner in the works.
Hugh Jackman will play the iconic role for the ninth and final time when Logan bows in theaters on March 3, 2017.