It certainly doesn’t look like there’s a bright, shiny future for mutants if this first trailer for Logan is anything to go by. Indeed, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) himself is scarred, increasingly grizzled and dejected, while Patrick Stewart’s Professor X seems to be on his last legs. But perhaps there’s one last shot at redemption.
The girl in the trailer is believed to be a semi-clone of Wolverine, who he must protect. As you’ll see from the trailer, it’s got a rather dark, weary, western tone (helped by the choice of Johnny Cash on the soundtrack), with suggestions this could be R-rated.
Jackman has said this will be his last movie playing the characters, having outlasted any other actor playing a superhero (to put it in context, he first played Wolverine before Sam Raimi’s Spider-man, which is now the Spideys ago), and there is a note of finality in this trailer. What’s perhaps just as interesting is how this will fit into the larger X-Men universe, or whether once more it will will muddy the continuity waters. The film is due out next March.