Thanks to Just Jared, we have new shots from the New Orleans production of director James Mangold’s WOLVERINE: WEAPON X. Yes, that’s the film’s official title registered by 20th Century Fox, along with the simpler WEAPON X.
In the photos, we see stars Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart looking a bit older and disheveled as Logan and Professor Charles Xavier, respectively. Joining them is a young actress who many believe to be Wolverine’s successor, X-23 aka Laura Kinney. She looks like a tough little girl, so I’m guessing that’s who she’s portraying.
The scene involves Logan rushing Professor X out of a casino and into a nearby truck. No idea what else is going on in this scene, but you’ll notice a group of people on the ground looking quite confused. Perhaps Professor X is using his powers on the crowd, or maybe an outside source is causing the disarray? The expressions on Stewart’s face surely are interesting.
Last month, producer Simon Kinberg described the film to Collider, calling it a “very radical, bold, different Wolverine than you’ve ever seen in any of these movies. It takes place in the future, and as you and others have reported, it is an R-rated movie. It’s violent, it’s kind of like a western in its tone. It’s just a very cool, different film.”
‘Weapon X’ comes to theaters on March 3, 2017. Directed by James Mangold and written by Michael Green and David James Kelly, the film stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Elise Neal, Eriq La Salle and Stephen Merchant.