Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine gears up for the beginning of the end in the bleak teaser trailer for Logan.
Building on the momentum from yesterday’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it snippet – “Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long.” – not to mention the deluge of monotone pics, this footage cements Wolverine’s status as the archetypal lone wolf, and his jaded character is said to be one of the few mutants left standing in James Mangold’s hotly-anticipated threequel.
Set to the melancholic strum of Johnny Cash’s “Hurt,” we’re introduced to a Wolverine that is fast losing the will to live. It’s only when he crosses paths with Laura Kinney (X-23) that he seeks council from Patrick Stewart’s aging Professor X.
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It’ll take place in the year 2024, and we’re now beginning to see what Hugh Jackman was referring to when he teased that Logan will be “very different” to what has come before. Frankly, the morbid tone and general set-up of Mangold’s actioner is unlike anything the X-Men universe has seen before, and above all else, this third solo outing is primed to cap off Jackman’s record-breaking tenure as Wolverine in style.
Even after this morning’s reveal, plot details remain few and far between. The general gist is that Wolverine and X-23 will find themselves hunted by the nefarious governmental agency known as Transigen. With the mutant population declining and declining fast, our unlikely duo are part of an endangered species, and the conglomerate will stop at nothing to transform the remaining freaks into disposable weapons. Toss in the addition of Boyd Holbrook’s Pierce and his band of Reavers and you have all the makings of a tense, nail-biting affair.
One last time? One last time. Logan is poised to claw its way into theaters on March 3rd, 2017, and in addition to Jackman, the film stars Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Patrick Stewart and Eriq La Salle.