UPDATE: Will "The Jean Grey School For Higher Learning" Feature In THE WOLVERINE?
Spotted in a leaked set photo from The Wolverine, it appears as if "The Jean Grey School For Higher Learning" will play a role in the upcoming prequel. Coincidence or proof that the film will have a connection to Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: Days Of Future Past? Check it out!
X-Men Origins: Wolverine was an epic disappointment. Between the fact that they butchered the origin story of the character and threw in a bunch of mutant cameos which still haunt the nightmares of many a comic book lover ("Deadpool"...) it was not the solo movie that Wolverine deserved. Well, James Mangold's take on the character may just make up for that. A standalone film, it looks set to take Logan to Japan, while classic bad guys such as Viper and Silver Samurai all look set to be introduced. However, The Wolverine may not quite be as "standalone" as we originally thought. The Geek Files have come across the following set photo which seemingly reveals that "The Jean Grey School For Higher Learning" will somehow feature in the film. It could of course be a random easter egg or simple coincidence, but it's not hard to imagine Logan renaming and reopening the school following the deaths of Jean Grey, Charles Xavier and Cyclops in X-Men: The Last Stand.
The above Tweet from director James Mangold also seems to indicate that The Wolverine may not be a straightforward prequel. Following Hugh Jackman's cameo appearance in X-Men: First Class, it's definitely possible that the film will somehow be connected to Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: Days Of Future Past. It wouldn't be at all surprising if the film isn't set before the events of the original trilogy. What if it takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand? Perhaps Wolverine heads to Japan and later returns to America, opening the school? We'll just have to wait and see. Be sure to sound off with your thoughts and theories in the usual place!
UPDATE: It actually appears as if the "JG" logo is a left over piece of set from the production of The Great Gatsby as you can see from the trailer screengrab below. Thanks to @Marvel_Freshman for the heads up.
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