The brand new redband trailer for James Mangold’s Logan is here, and it pulsates with a level of aggressive energy and old school anti-hero swagger that fans are going to eat up.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for the ailing Professor X (Sir Patrick Stewart) and is burdened by his failings as a member of the mythical X-Men. But when a strange and feral child comes seeking his help he is snapped back into action and prepares for the biggest fight of his life.
There are so many things that we’re loving about the new Logan trailer, but it’s definitely Dafne Keen’s performance as Laura Kinney aka X-23, that captured our attention this time. This totally unpredictable child is one angry young girl, and dishes out plenty of carnage thanks to her own set of claws. This of course leaves Hugh Jackman’s gruff loner in a predicament, as he has to find some way to curtail her anger, and for the first time in his life appears to be excepting a greater level of responsibility as a father figure.
While there’s plenty of rough slice and dice action, including an epic tag team fight between Logan and Laura and the mercenary Reavers, what really got me with the new trailer is the focus on family, and above all else, love. While we were always bound to get plenty of visceral action, it’s Jackman’s journey from a failed hero to protective father figure that appears to be driving this story. It is a clearly vulnerable performance for Jackman, and this final fight is going to affect audiences.
In addition to a terrific narrative, action and setting, Mangold has also filled Logan with some great in-jokes, including a reference to the X-Men’s adventures in ‘comic books’, along with plying the film with a range of unique characters such as Boyd Holbrook’s sly android mercenary Donald Pierce, who comes with a spot on southern drawl, and plenty of ill intent.
Prepare to witness Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine like you’ve never seen him before in this his final walk as the legendary anti-hero character. Logan is set to be released on March 2 in New Zealand and Australia and on March 3 in the US and UK.