The new Wolverine flick — Hugh Jackman‘s third solo go — takes place in 2024. The date doesn’t seem so futuristic anymore — US citizens, for instance, may be just one (two-term) president away from 2024. If director James Mangold‘s just released photo of Patrick Stewart (BELOW) as Professor X is any indication, the characters are aging just like presidents do — noticeably, with the weight of their quests and ambitions etched into their faces.
Stewart already brings enormous natural dignity and gravitas to the role, but his incredible face — ravaged and beautiful at once — is a revelation. If this photo is an indication of where Mangold is taking the series and his art, we are in for a true treat with Logan.
Taken w/ Leica S 007 Summicron 100mm, ISO 3200 1/250 ƒ3.4 — by JM pic.twitter.com/Jhwsf7uBhv
— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 6, 2016