Much has been made of the tone of Logan. Unlike the X-Men films before it, Wolverine's third solo movie deals with superheroes on human terms, portraying the titular mutant at in 2024, during a time of vulnerability and genuine peril. Make no mistake; in Hugh Jackman's final appearance, the stakes are seriously high.
To further enhance the character's struggle, Wolverine will seek to protect Laura Kinney (Dafne Keen), a young girl also known as X-23 who in the comics was a genetic clone made from #Wolverine's DNA and, as a result, had similar powers of regeneration.
On the surface, one could be forgiven for assuming Laura's addition to the franchise will downplay the brutal reality of adamantium claws and mutant cells, in a way bubble wrapped from the true turmoil that being distinctly different can bring. However, judging from the clip below, that couldn't be further from the truth:
The shocking new found-footage-esque clip for #Logan explores what looks to be the Weapon X base, where X-23 is held captive as her superpowers begin to take hold. In scenes that have an almost horror-like quality to them, she is shown on an operating table, under the brightly lit, sterile backdrop of experimentation, while she is fitted with adamantium claws in the same manner as Wolverine. In the most disturbing scene, she is then shown in a cell, testing out her metallic addition by slicing into her own skin.
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How 'Logan's' R-Rating Can Explore New Territory
Logan's R-rating has opened the door to a more adult angle compared to other #XMen movies, and it looks like this could also reach out to the level of barbarity mutants are subjected to under the Weapon X program — as well as vicious acts of violence Wolverine is capable of.
At a time when Wolverine is taking care of Professor X and trying to distance himself from his superhero past, X-23 will claw her way into his life, causing him to protect her from the villainous force, Transigen, and lead bad guy Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook). Judging from these clips, Wolverine will go to any length to avoid X-23 re-experiencing such hostile confinement.
Logan will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on February 17, and will be released on March 3.
Are you looking forward to watching an R-rated Logan?