Over the last 15 years, Hugh Jackman has defined the iconic role of one of Marvel’s most iconic superheroes as the immortal and steel-clawed Wolverine. The raging anti-hero has been the consistent glue of the X-Men Universe so the sadness among fans is understandable when it was revealed that the next Wolverine solo movie would be the last. The first trailer was a deep-cut into the post-apocalyptic future where we saw Logan burnt out from years of fighting and his healing factor fading away.
A new trailer was released last week, showing more glimpses into the despair Logan feels facing his mortality but also a confirmation about who the young girl we met in the first preview truly is.
In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
This trailer shows Logan realizing that his powers aren’t what they once were as he cuts his hands on his claws and the suit he was wearing has a bullet hole in it. Logan seems more that prepared to hide away while caring for his mentor, Professor X. But we get to the big reveal quick once the bad guys show up: Dafne Keen plays Laura, a young mutant described as “very much like Logan” and that becomes very apparent by the two claws that extend from her hands similar to Logan’s. Laura definitely has his rage factor as the two attack their enemies in order to survive. It looks like we are guaranteed a lot of action along with the emotion in Hugh Jackman’s X-Men swan song.
Logan claws its way into theaters on March 3.