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Published On: Thu, Oct 27th, 2016

‘Logan’ trailer, photos and details reveal an aged Wolverine with scars and caring for X-23

The first trailer for Logan arrived and gave fans a big reveal of Hugh Jackman in his last portrayal of Wolverine with James Mangold returning to direct the new film.

Set against Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” in the trailer, the villains of the film are mutant-hating cyborgs led by Boyd Holbrook’s Donald Pierce facing off against a strong powerful family theme.

Logan and Professor X (Patrick Stewart) are protecting a mysterious young girl with powers similar to Wolverine’s. The safe bet is on this young character (played by Dafne Keen) will be revealed to be X-23, a character who in the comics was the clone daughter of Wolverine.

Note that fans get a quick look at Stephen Merchant’s Caliban, the cloaked individual with googles and a hat.

Check out the new trailer below.

hugh-jackman-wolverine-3-image one last timeMangold points out the Cash song was meant to send a message.

“Obviously I have a connection and a fondness for Johnny Cash, and his tone and his message and his music. But the real driver in all these decisions is trying to separate ourselves, in an accurate way, from the other superhero movies. We think we’re going to deliver something a little different and we want to make sure we’re selling audiences on the difference. Sometimes even when a movie’s a little different, the studio’s trying to market the movie just like all the others. [Cash’s] music, in a way, separates us from the standard, bombastic, brooding orchestral, swish-bang, doors opening and slamming, explosions kind of methodology of some of these movies.”

The director and Jackman had to admit that Logan may be outside the X-Men timeline of other films.

“Hugh and I have been talking about what we would do since we were working on the last one, and for both of us it was this requirement that, to be even interested in doing it, we had to free ourselves from some assumptions that had existed in the past, and be able to change the tone a bit. Not merely to change for change’s sake, but also to make something that’s speaking to the culture now, that’s not just the same style — how many times can they save the world in one way or another? How can we construct a story that’s built more on character and character issues, in a way as if it almost wasn’t a superhero movie, yet it features their powers and struggles and themes?”

Check out the rest of the interview as they discuss the rating, this version of Wolverine, dealing with aging and scars. Click HERE

Logan also stars Elizabeth Rodriguez, Doris Morgado, Jaden Francis, Lauren Gros, Eriq La Salle and Richard E. Grant and opens in theaters on March 3, 2017.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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