You knew it was coming; Hugh Jackman couldn’t play Wolverine forever. Logan is his ride off into the sunset, so to say.
The Wolverine solo trilogy is coming to an end with Logan, reuniting The Wolverine director James Mangold with Hugh Jackman. Two weeks ago, the first poster for the film dropped, announcing the title and showing a young child’s hand holding Wolverine’s claws-extended hand.
And then Hugh Jackman posted a short black-and-white teaser video on Twitter yesterday afternoon.
And then the trailer dropped this morning. Perfectly underscored by Johnny Cash’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt”, Logan promises a different take on Wolverine yet again. Years after The Wolverine, the aging Logan and albino mutant Caliban (Stephen Merchant) are caring for a Professor X (Patrick Stewart) facing dementia and fluctuating psychic abilities while mutantkind dies out … until a young mutant (X-23/Laura Kinney, played by Dafne Keen) shows up needing protection from the slightly cyborg Reavers lead by Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook). So Logan has to take his claws out one last time and do what he does best.
And the icing on the cake is a red band trailer, which features a particularly close-up kill … which you can see in the thumbnail.
What I love about this first trailer, besides the Johnny Cash cover, is the desolate end-of-the-world setting that calls to mind The Rover and a toned-down Mad Max: Fury Road (or even Mad Max itself). I, for one, am more than eager to see how Mangold and Jackman handle adapting the “Old Man Logan” comic arc for the big screen. If you want to see more, Jacob Hall over on Slashfilm has a great frame-by-frame breakdown and analysis of the trailer.
Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017.