After more than sixteen years of service to the comic movie community, Hugh Jackman is hanging up the claws as iconic X-Men character Wolverine, and if the new trailer for Logan is anything to go by, he’ll be going out in a big way.
Here’s the synopsis:
In 2024 nearly all of mutant kind has been wiped out. Only Logan and Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) have survived the great purge at the hands of a sinister corporation lead by Nathaniel Essex. With Logan’s powers beginning to fade, and Professor Xavier affected by worsening Alzheimers, Logan must make one final stand against Essex, and in doing so protect a young girl who is the key to his future.
The re-teaming of Jackman and director James Mangold provides great cause for celebration, and as soon as the trailer opens you’ll be gripped by its complete authenticity. Set to Johnny Cash’s rousing rendition of ‘Hurt’ Logan presents a post-apocalypse western of epic proportions. Jackman is grizzled and appears to have had the life beaten out of him by both man and time. But when the action kicks off the claws come out, proving Logan is not a man to be messed with.
While Mangold has drawn from the Old Man Logan graphic novel by Mark Miller and Steve McNiven, he also appears to be doing his own thing as well. There are great thematic allusions to classic western films and samurai movies here, and they’re a perfect fit for the character.
Boyd Holbrook also puts in a nasty appearance as Donald Pierce, a mean, tattooed mercenary and leader of the Reavers, while newcomer Dafne Keen intrigues as Laura Kinney, a young girl who needs to be protected by Logan and Xavier from the Essex Corporation. Although his casting has not been revealed, producer Bryan Singer has confirmed that infamous X-Men villain Nathaniel Essex aka Mr. Sinister will also make an appearance in the film.
Logan will be released on March 2, 2017 in New Zealand and Australia and on March 3, 2017 in the US and UK.