Looks like the next Wolverine movie’s title may not be what most fans expected. According to the apparently very trustworthy X-MenFilms’ Twitter account, 20th Century Fox has registered both Wolverine: Weapon X and Weapon X as a possible title for their upcoming superhero movie.
Still, nothing's been confirmed yet, so don’t forget to take this as a RUMOR for now -- even if it's a cool one.
Here's what they said: “Next #Wolverine is titled WOLVERINE: WEAPON X or simply WEAPON X for short. Fox has registered the titles. #XMen”
If this turns out to be true, the title harks back to Logan being part of the Weapon X program (as seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the recent X-Men: Apocalypse). With rumors that X-23 and Mr. Sinister will be introduced in the movie, the title would actually fit the bill quite nicely.
Since we've so far been led to believe the movie would be “loosely” based on Marvel Comics’ highly popular Old Man Logan storyline, it’s still possible elements from the Mark Millar and Steve McNiven storyline will be adapted for the movie.
The R-rated film will see Hugh Jackman reprise the role of the adamantium-clad mutant for the very last time while Sir Patrick Stewart returns for an encore as Charles Xavier/Professor X. Boyd Holbrook (Narcos), Richard E. Grant (Dig, Jeckyll & Hyde) and Eriq LaSalle (E.R.) round out the cast.
What do you think of Wolverine: Weapon X (or simply Weapon X) as the possible title for the upcoming Wolverine movie?
(via Comic Book Movie)