In Logan, it's clear we're not looking at the more stylized Wolverine seen in previous X-Men films. The newest trailer for the flick doubles down on this raw and strangely vulnerable look at the character, who is also in charge of a child with whom he has a lot in common.
Uproxx got a look at 40 minutes of the upcoming R-rated film and here's the low-down on what it's about:
Logan lives in an old rundown house with Caliban (Stephen Merchant), a mutant who can detect other mutants. Living in an abandoned, fallen water tower out back is a now somewhat senile Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart).
So, cutting to the chase: Director James Mangold has compared Logan to Little Miss Sunshine because it winds up being a road trip movie. And the first act sets us up for that trip featuring our team of Logan, Xavier and a mysterious young girl (Dafne Keen) – a girl who seems to have powers that are similar to that of Logan’s powers. They are all being chased by Boyd Holbrook’s Donald Pierce and his team of mercenaries who really want to capture Logan and Xavier’s new young mutant friend. (And if there were some doubt about the rating, at one point she decapitates a man.)
Logan is based on a comic portraying this iconic Marvel character in a distant, post-apocalyptic future and may present a storyline that feels oddly unfamiliar to many fans of the X-Men franchise. Still, the fact it has an R rating and is obviously a very new take on a familiar character by the actor who created it may be novel enough to fill theaters. After all, Deadpool was R-rated and did incredibly well.
Whatever the case, it will be good to see Jackman embody this savage and unusually complex superhero one last time when the film premieres on March 3.