This is it, folks. This is SUPPOSEDLY the last time we will see Hugh Jackman suite up as the incredibly popular X-Men character, Wolverine. Jackman has played the character an unbelievable 9 times. After the dreadful X-Men Origins: Wolverine, director James Mangold came in to direct the sequel, The Wolverine. The sequel was a significantly better film, that followed the Wolverine Japan story arc, made popular in the comics decades earlier. Now comes, the third and final film in the Wolverine stand alone trilogy. Aptly titled, Logan. Also Directed by Mangold.
See the trailer below and my thoughts after the jump.
Wow. I mean, seriously. Wow. There's been rumors circulating for months that the film would follow the incredibly popular 'Old Man Logan' story line. And this trailer appears to confirm that. I absolutely love the music choice here, and the cinematography is beautiful. The desert landscapes of the film, really compliment the tone and direction of the film. I don't know much about the story behind 'Old Man Logan', and I'd prefer keep it that.
I also like the way the film incorporates Professor X, played by the great Patrick Steward. There has always been a great bond between the two characters, over the course of almost 2 decades. How appropriate to showcase that friendship in this, the final film in the trilogy.
Also worth noting is the little girl in the film. The character is X-23. It is rumored to be a genetic clone of Wolverine, as teased in the end-credits scene of X-Men: Apocalypse. We don't see much of her, or how the relationship will play out. Fox has to have plans for the future of this bankable franchise, and it most likely includes the character of X-23.
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I'm not sure if the film is going to be any good, but the trailer is fantastic. The Wolverine really set the tone for this film, and I have faith in Mangold and company. I just hope the film gives the character the send off he deserves, after we've followed him since X-Men, in 1999. Here's hoping.