Well, the first trailer for Logan is here. The film is set to be Hugh Jackman’s final appearance in the X-Men franchise, and it looks to be the bleakest one yet.

Check it out:

Alright, I’m really digging this trailer. James Mangold’s Logan looks to be a complete departure from any other entry into the uneven X-Men franchise, and I applaud  it for this. This trailer is very somber and quiet, with an almost depressing tone. Johnny Cash’s renowned cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” certainly helps to emphasize the film’s melancholiness, but the actual content of the trailer is quite dreary itself.  Professor X looks to be a few days away from death, and Wolverine isn’t looking too hot either. Something tells me this film isn’t going to have a happy ending.

I love the old western vibe I get from this trailer. There is a lack of anything “epic” in scale here. Logan looks to be a smaller, more reserved film, with deeply personal stakes. I think that’s a great direction to take Wolverine in for his final ride.

Of course, we do get a few glimpses of Wolverine popping his adamantium claws to grease a few fools. Just because Logan is old doesn’t mean he can’t still kick ass.

Speaking of claws, the trailer provided us a brief glimpse of the young girl that Logan will need to protect. Professor X describes her as being “very much like Logan”, and if I’m not mistaken we get a look at the girl stabbing a man in the chest in similar fashion to Logan. One must wonder if this is Fox’s way of introducing X-23 to the franchise?

Overall, I thought this was a fantastic trailer. The almost excessively bleak tone in comparison to other X-Men films lines up perfectly with how Mangold and Jackman have described the film. I haven’t been a fan of the direction Fox has taken the X-Men in the past few years, but I ‘m  extremely optimistic about this.

Here’s a synopsis:

In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. A government-type operation is turning mutant children into killing machines. From this, Logan emerges as a mentor to a mutant girl, who has two claws instead of his three.

Logan is set to hit theaters March 3 of next year. You going or nah?

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