A New ‘Logan’ Instagram Photo Confirms Wolverine Is Headed South
The next and last Wolverine film Logan is about a week into the most recent round of production, and small details about the entirely mysterious plot are steadily surfacing. It’s the film’s neat Instagram account that’s doing most of the reveals, with a new behind-the-scenes photo posted every day. Today’s indicates that the film will take a road trip way down South.
The @wponx Instagram account, full of black and white Dorothea Lange-esque photographs, posted one earlier today, titled simply “Prom,” of a man (or, probably, young high-schooler) in the middle of a street seemingly in the throes of some great emotion. Or maybe just listening to some really good music.
The photo is cool as is, but doesn’t seem to reveal anything until you look near the top at the liquor store sign, which clearly says “El Paso.” Earlier this year, the Logan team revealed that the film would take place in Texas, so this photo essentially confirms that all over again.
The Old Man Logan comic arc, which Logan has been rumored to be based on, follows Wolverine and Hawkeye to places like Sacramento and Las Vegas, so an El Paso setting isn’t too far off the mark, although a Southern setting still feels a little weird for a Wolverine movie. Director James Mangold said that this movie will have a completely different tone from other Wolverine films, and other X-Men films in general, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
Basically, if you're on the make for a hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying CG f---athon, this ain't your movie. In this flick, people get hurt or killed when shit falls on them. They will get just as hurt or just as killed if they get hit with something big and heavy, like, say, a car. Should anyone in our story have the misfortune to fall off a roof or out a window, they won't bounce. They will die.
Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.