Hugh Jackman Is Back As Wolverine In The Epic First Trailer For 'Logan'

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Everyone's favorite tragic-yet-manly hero — aka Hugh Jackman as Wolverine — is back, and he's more tragic and manly than ever before.

Today, Marvel Entertainment released the first trailer for its latest "X-Men" film, "Logan."

The story is set in the future, a year after the events of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (the part that's in the future).

In this trailer, we see an older and wearier Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) than we've ever seen before.

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Wrinkles are clearly defined on Logan's face, and we see him struggle as he pulls on his shirt because his hands are shaking so much.

Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier, too, looks and sounds older and defeated. In one shot of him on a bed, he looks inches from death.

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The whole thing is topped off with Johnny Cash's slow and sad cover of the Nine Inch Nails song "Hurt," giving this all a very gothic Western vibe.

It looks like Professor X and Logan will be the stars of this film, accompanied by a young girl who might be Logan's daughter.

"Who is she?" Logan asks.

To which Charles replies, "She's like you."

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It feels like it's going to be a very different film than anything "X-Men" or "Wolverine" origin films have done before, which, considering the critical reception to both "X-Men: Apocalypse" and "The Wolverine," is definitely a good thing.

To have both Stewart and Jackman lean in to their age and weariness, rather than casting younger and sexier actors as past Marvel films tend to do, is certainly a welcome change.

Many fans are definitely open to a breath of fresh air from Marvel's typical superhero film, which started to feel a little tired and repetitive these past few years.


If "Logan" can pull off "sad cowboy Western" as well as "Deadpool" pulled off "raunchy self-aware comedy," there might be hope for the superhero genre yet.

"Logan" will be hitting theaters this spring on March 3.

Citations: Wolverine hits the road with Professor X in the first 'Logan' trailer (Mashable)