Logan Trailer = Old Man Logan
The first trailer for the next, and last, Wolverine solo film is here! This film falls under the title of Logan and shows a side of the character that we’ve yet to see on the big screen.
We see a battle scarred Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) that’s not only mentally fatigued but also physically. It looks like his healing factor isn’t what it used to be.
There’s a scene where he’s looking into the mirror, putting on a shirt, and you can see his scarred back. His wounds may still heal, but it looks like he’s reached a point in his life where wounds leave scars now.
Where Are All the Mutants?
The trailer begins with Professor X (Patrick Stewart) asking Wolverine what he did. We don’t get much information about this situation, but we do know that mutants are pretty much non-existent, and that the world is not what it used to be, according to Wolverine.
I suppose we can safely assume that if there are not mutants, there are no more X-men either. Right now we’re mostly treated to first glimpses of the environments this film will take place in, as well as the characters. It looks like we’ll be in the outback for Logan.
Wolverine looks to be taking care of Professor X when this film starts out. The Professor is pretty old in this film, and definitely has seen better days. We get a first look at the mutant, Caliban (Stephen Merchant), who made an appearance in X-men: Apocalypse.
In that film, he was a black marketeer who made fake forms of identification to help mutants get to and from various destinations. It’s unknown what his role is here, but this aged version of the character is rumored to be helping Wolverine take care of Professor X.
X-23 and Donald Pierce?
Aside from Caliban, other new characters that cross paths with Wolverine and Professor X are a little girl, that the Professor says is “very much like you,” referring to Wolverine, and a man named Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook).
It’s not confirmed, but it looks like this young girl (Dafne Keen) will be Laura Kinney, X-23. I’m excited to see how X-23 will be portrayed in her big screen debut, if this is indeed her. There are some brief actions scenes of her attacking soldiers, which looks to help solidify that she is, indeed, X-23.
As for Donald Pierce, not much is known about him, but based on his standing in X-men comics, he’ll most likely be the villain of this film. He looks to be leading a group of soldiers (Reavers?) that are hunting the little girl that Wolverine and Professor X will help out.
Time For One Last Fight…
The premise of Logan will probably be Wolverine wanting to be left alone to his own business, but will have to step into conflict, again, when this little girl comes across his path. Wolverine is worn for wear and doesn’t want to have to help anyone out anymore. The Professor, even in old age, speaks against this and tells Wolverine that not only “someone has come along,” but also that he “still has time.”
Looks like Wolverine will have to fight one last time. It’s unclear whether Wolverine will meet his end in this film, but this will be the last Wolverine solo film we’ll get that stars Hugh Jackman. He’s done with Wolverine after this film.
Let’s see how the last film will turn out. I’m excited to see Logan, and have high hopes for it. This film looks to be based off of the Old Man Logan comic, if the name of this film didn’t imply that already, as well as the scruffy look Wolverine has in the trailer. The hair and beard feel like they give off an “Old Man Logan” vibe. By the way, I love the vibe this trailer gives off, and the song choice here, in the form of “Hurt” by Johnny Cash.
This will be the first time this comic book will be adapted into a film. Because of the graphic nature of the comic, this film will most likely garner an R rating, to give some range for the writers to flesh out this film to stay true to heart of the comic. You can thank Deadpool for opening up that option. Logan comes out on March 3, 2017.