Hugh Jackman has taken to social media to reveal the title and release date of the third 'Wolverine' movie, and the last in the trilogy. The new film will be called 'Logan', after the character's alias, and is set to arrive on the big screen in the Spring next year.

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman unveils details for 'Logan'

The actor and lead star in the Wolverine franchise opened up with some crucial new details today (October 5th 2016) on what will be the third and final instalment of his X-Men character's stand alone series. It follows 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and 2013's 'The Wolverine'. 

Jackman revealed the news on Twitter in the form of a picture of a huge poster on the side of the building, featuring a small hand holding Wolverine's much larger hand, the adamantium claws retracted. The poster reads simply 'Logan', as the title, and March 3rd, as the release date. He followed the shot with a selfie in the same place, revealing him to be on the corner of Bleecker Street and Lafayette Street in New York City.

While the plot remains unknown, the movie is being directed by James Mangold (who helmed second movie 'The Wolverine' in 2013) with a screenplay from Michael Green (who is also writing the script for 'Alien: Covenant' and the untitled Blade Runner sequel) and David James Kelly (who's also doing the untitled Daredevil reboot). Hugh Jackman will return alongside new arrivals Boyd Holbrook, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Stephen Merchant and Richard E. Grant. Patrick Stewart is also in it as Charles Xavier; his first credited appearance in the 'Wolverine' stand alone series.

More: Read our review of 'The Wolverine'

Since the last 'Wolverine' film, Jackman has reprised the character in 2014's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', and had an uncredited appearance in the most recent 'X-Men: Apocalypse' which was released in May this year.

'Logan' is set to be released in movie theaters on March 3rd 2017.