“Logan” Official Trailer Released

Fox has finally given us our first official trailer for Logan; the sequel to 2013’s The Wolverine, the latest entry in the X-Men film franchise and Hugh Jackman’s final outing of the character. Visually, the film invokes the style and setting of Mark Millar’s seminal Old Man Logan story-line, which saw the villains of the Marvel universe unite and massacre all the heroes, but understandably features many diverging elements. Thematically, the movie appears to resemble that of a gritty western, with Wolverine as the cowboy preparing for his final showdown. An official synopsis was also released confirming the involvement of Nathaniel Essex aka Mr. Sinister as the main villain, though his exact role and appearance remain a mysterious. It also revealed that Laura Kinney; the clone known as X-23, who currently holds the mantle of Wolverine in the comics will be featured prominently in the movie. This adds to the rumours that rather than replace Jackman with a younger actor, the studio will instead opt to create a legacy mantle which can be passed to his clone/daughter in future films. The trailer had leaked earlier in the day, before being swiftly taken down by the forces over at 20th Century Fox. If this is to be Jackman’s swan song, then it is shaping up to be a good one. Check out the trailer below and let us known what you think in the comment section.

“Set in the future of 2024, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation lead by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan’s healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier’s Alzheimer’s forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.”

Logan releases worldwide on March 3rd 2017.

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