Intriguing set photos reveal possible plot arc for The Wolverine

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Dec 17, 2012

We've gotten some intriguing looks at the set of James Mangold's The Wolverine already, but this might be the most tantalizing thing we've seen yet. A new pic from the film's set reveals what could be a whole new layer of Logan's story, and a big X-Men connection. POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD!

The latest image from the film's Australian base camp is an indoor shot of a set still under construction. There's no Hugh Jackman present (or any other characters, for that matter), but take a look at the logo in the center of the floor.

OK, it's upside down, but if you click that image to enlarge it and tilt your head a bit, you can make out a "J" and a "G." What does "JG" mean? Well, that floor art bears more than a passing resemblance to this logo from Marvel Comics.

Faithful readers of Marvel's X-books will know that recent years have been tough on the X-Men, so much so that Wolverine is now the guy running the show at the former X-Mansion, which has been renamed in honor of his late lady love, Jean Grey. And viewers of X-Men: The Last Stand will know that by the end of that movie, Jean, Cyclops and Professor Xavier (sorta) are out of the picture. If we stick to the same movie continuity, and we jump through time in Mangold's film, could that leave Wolverine to return to upstate New York and teach young mutants the ways of the world, if only for a brief scene?

It's too early to tell, and of course "JG" could always stand for something else, but it seems almost impossible that this is a coincidence. Could The Wolverine tackle Logan's future as well as his past, and what will it mean for the future of X-Men films?

(Via Comic Book Movie)