Because two Wolverines are better than one…
I haven’t been paying too much attention to FOX’s next standalone Wolverine feature, mostly because I’m sick of being disappointed. But, with the launch of Cinema Runner, I thought that maybe I should take a peak at the new trailer. Holy fuck?
James Mangold’s Logan looks like a vicious, bloody, and insanely violent X-Men film. Growing up on the comics, I love seeing Logan, played once again by Hugh Jackman, beat up and worn down. More importantly, seeing him with a sidekick of sorts, such as Kitty Pride and Jubilee. I really love when he plays the father role, such as in the 1991 “Wolverine” comic that paired him with a little girl robot, Elsie-Dee. Wolverine can handle himself, which is sort of boring, but when he becomes a protector is when you don’t want to fuck with him. Logan appears to understand this concept and takes it a step further by pairing him with his daughter, who also sheds claws and has a mean streak.
The footage in the trailer is funny, with more emphasis on the “fun”; the sequence in the supermarket is exactly the kind of humor this franchise needs. But what’s always been missing from the adaptations is violence. Sure, we’ve seen Wolverine go berserker in the past, but not like this, and not coming from his sibling. The trailer really shows its claws and hones in on the uber-violence. And with the film looking like it’s inspired by the Terminator franchise, my only wish is to see Wolverine get damaged as much as Schwarzenegger’s T-800. I want to see Logan bleed.
The first synopsis was just sent over, which sheds some light on what’s going on in the trailer:
Set in the future of 2024, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation lead by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan’s healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier’s Alzheimer’s forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.
In theaters March 3, 2017 (happy birthday to me, indeed!), Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, and Elizabeth Rodriguez.