Is Hugh Jackman Growing An ‘Old Man Logan’ Beard?

(Warning: The following contains mild to moderate spoilers for the recently released X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as potential, comic-book-influenced ones for the upcoming Wolverine solo sequel. Proceed with whatever level of caution that suggests to you is wise…)

Now, with the upcoming Wolverine sequel having to be an adaptation of the fan-favorite comic-book ‘Old Man Logan’ story-line, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the movie’s content was all but set in stone. However, with a whole lot of major scenes from the comic-book being , and recent thus rife, it seems there may actually be a lot less certainty surrounding Wolverine’s latest cinematic outing than you’d imagine.

Thankfully, then, it seems that Hugh ‘Wolverine’ Jackman might just have revealed one detail of the original comic-book that will be making its way to the final movie. Y’see…

It Sure Does Seem As Though Hugh Jackman Is Growing An ‘Old Man Logan’-Style Beard

Specifically, that one. Y’see, the original ‘Old Man Logan’ version of Wolverine had, at some point in his past, allowed his trademark mutton chops to grow out into a curmudgeonly-looking full beard – and from the looks of his Instagram feed, it seems that Hugh Jackman might well be planning a similar approach in the upcoming solo movie:

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With his latest posts, in fact, seeming to suggest a steadily expanding display of facial hair…

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…along with a little light reading:

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Now, of course, it’s also entirely possible that Jackman has simply grown his beard out as an exercise in facial freedom, before being forced to maintain a very particular look throughout the upcoming film shoot (something extremely common among actors) – but it does certainly seem as though our chances of seeing a fully-bearded Wolverine in the upcoming solo sequel aren’t as bad as Wolverine’s mutton chops’ iconic status would suggest.

What’s more, with X-Men: Apocalypse seemingly setting Wolverine off in a very different direction to the original X-Trilogy, it’s not too hard to imagine that an ‘Old Man Logan’-influenced story-line would choose to discard so strong a visual link to the previous Wolverine, in favor of, say, a more bearded look.

After all, how else could you feature a big third act reveal of the iconic mutton chops?

The big question now, though?

What do YOU reckon?

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