Another confirmation of sorts about Wolverine 3 being a take on the popular Old Man Logan storyline came from actor Liev Schreiber, who played Victor Creed/Sabertooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Fans have been hoping to see the Ray Donovan actor return for what will be Hugh Jackman's final turn as the Marvel anti-hero. During his appearance on the red carpet of the Academy Awards, Schrieber dropped some hints that he might reprise his role in the next Wolverine film.

"We talked about it," he told MTV News (via ComicBookMovie). "I don't know. He's [Jackman] mentioned it to me. The Old Man Logan story — that's appealing. That's something that I can do. Old, being the operative word."

In the last week of February, rumours suggesting that Wolverine 3 will be R-rated surfaced online. If that's true, it will be quite epic watching Logan and Sabertooth engage in some high-octane, bloody action.

Den of Geek reported earlier that director James Mangold had been planning to bid a violent farewell to the character for some time now and a big part of that is because it will adapt Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Old Man Logan comic book storyline.

The website pointed out the "comic book story is incredibly violent, featuring decapitations, brutal murders, and a hero who suffers from sudden bursts of bloodlust". The report also added that the movie is likely to get a new title before its 3 March 2017 release.