The official trailer for the third and last film in 20th Century Fox’s “Wolverine” franchise is here, featuring the titular mutant (Hugh Jackman) in what appears to be a very grim time in his life.
The teaser for the movie titled “Logan” has a sickly Charles Xavier/Professor X (Patrick Stewart) asking the main character, “What did you do?” to which he ominously replies, “Charles, the world is not the same as it was. You lose, they’re gone now.”
A girl named Laura (Dafne Keen) who the professor describes to be someone very similar to Logan then appears. As different groups of people seem to be hunting the kid, Charles suggests that they should find her first because she needs their help. Logan appears hesitant saying, “Someone will come along,” but Charles insists that, “Someone has come along.”
An action-packed montage then follows, showcasing the trio of mutants trying to escape hunters, composed of vigilantes and police officers, armed with guns and armories. At one point, Logan is forced to use his metal claws as the child is captured by the antagonists. The clip ends with a bloody Logan standing in the woods with a shovel on his hands as Professor X reminds him, “Logan you still have time.”
According to Wired, Jackman’s character will be experiencing how it is to lose his healing powers. With the story set in 2024, Wolverine is said to be one of the few survivors during the time when mutants are all gone or went into hiding.
In an interview with Empire, director James Mangold explained that the reason for the setback for the hero is because they wanted to give the audience a different kind of character.
“So we imagined he heals quickly, still, but it leaves a scar. The simple idea was that his body would start to get a little more ravaged with a kind of tattooing of past battles, lacerations that remain of previous conflicts,” he stated.
With time running out, he finds a possible successor in the form of Laura. Moreover, it turns out that Laura is from the cyborg team Reavers and she is indeed X-23, a clone of Wolverine.
“Logan” is slated to hit the big screen on March 3, 2017.