Jackman tweeted a photo of the film's first teaser poster decked out on the side of a building in downtown Manhattan. On it, Wolverine holds the hand of a child and in the right hand corner it reads "Logan," Wolverine's "real" name, and the film's March 3 release date.
For those individuals who prefer scrutinizing inscrutable movie posters in HD, “Logan” director
That's all great, of course, but what does it all mean?
Jackman's retirement from Wolverine, a character he's played since the 2000 film "X-Men," has left fans of the franchise in something of a tizzy. By the time Jackman is finished, Wolverine will have appeared in nine different X-Men films. How do you replace a character and an actor like that?
Some fans have a theory.
In a May interview with Fandango,
Is it possible the hand that Logan is holding in the film poster is that of the young girl destined to replace him?
Maybe. Maybe not. Since today was the biggest single information drop we've had for the film and all we learned was the title and release date, it may be awhile before fans have any more intel to build theories with. Until then, they'll just have to marvel over the stark imagery of the poster.