#Logan is hitting theaters in less than two months and, despite the numerous pictures and the teaser trailer we got some time ago, we had very little to go on to judge the direction of the movie... until now.
Today, 20th Century Fox finally dropped the final trailer, which gives us a much clearer picture of what to expect from #HughJackman's last outing as the three-clawed mutant. We've already mined it for Easter Eggs:
Now let's break it down and see if we can't figure out some things.
X-23's Relationship With Wolverine
The opening of the trailer shows us a very misguided Laura, who tries to kill a store employee after he takes away the things she was stealing. Logan's "not okay" comment indicates he is trying to train her to control her feral side, just like Charles did with him. But, judging from this moment later on in the trailer, things might not be going so well for both mutants in the bonding department:
Yikes. Just remember Logan, you don't heal fast anymore.
The Franchise Finally Addresses Wolverine's Comic Book Costume
After years of fighting for humankind, it seems the #XMen were finally recognized for their efforts, as they have their very own comic book series in the future. The mutants visible in the pages of the comic Logan is scrolling through are Rogue, Storm, and Wolverine. What I love about these stories is that they could potentially fill the gaps for what happened between the end of Days of Future Past and Logan, as Wolverine states:
"Maybe a quarter of it happened... but not like this."
Could this mean we are going to get some flashbacks? It's entirely possible. But even if we don't get them, there another thing worthy to note:
After 17 years, the franchise finally showed Wolverine's original comic book suit (even though it's just a drawing) in one of their movies.
The fact that I am so excited about seeing the costume at least in a drawing in a movie gives you a hint of how much fans have wanted to see it on the big screen.
Logan's Cleaning Routine
This is a very obscure tidbit of information from the comics, but have you ever wondered how #Wolverine avoids getting diseases with his claws constantly entering people's bodies before reentering his system? Well, in the Death of Wolverine comic book storyline, Reed Richards explains how the mutant's jealousy-inducing healing factor prevents any harmful pathogens from attacking his organism.
As we discovered from a previous plot description, Logan's healing factor is fading, so him wiping his bloody claws might be a sign of him needing higher maintenance.
Our First Look At X-23's Claws
We finally get to see Laura/X-23 taking out her famous dual claws for a battle against Boyd Hallbrook's Donald Pierce, who's trying to take her for unknown purposes. I don't know about you, but if I saw a little girl with retractable claws made out of the toughest metal on Earth, I'd be scared, too.
As you can see from the still, she already has adamantium claws, so what has she gone through? Is she Wolverine's clone like in the comics? Is she something more spoilery? We might have a clue from Hugh Jackman's most recent Instagram post:
In the footage, #ProfessorX tells Wolverine about Laura:
"You know who she is"
It seems a huge reveal is on the way for Logan regarding the origin of X-23. Which could also be the answer to why the Reavers are after her.
A Familiar Face
Throughout the promotional material of this film, we've only seen Wolverine with full-beard look. This brief moment though, gives us a glimpse at a more clean-shaven Wolverine, who is not only similar to the Logan we've known through the movies...
... but also shares a striking resemblance to his traditional #OldManLogan comic book appearance:
Berserker Rage is an ability that fans have been asking for for years. In case you don't know, this ability allows Wolverine to... well, become a savage beast whose only interest is to stay alive. Previously, Hugh Jackman teased Berserker Rage during an interview with the Sydney Confidential Podcast, stating:
"I must admit I was quite heartened by a number of people saying please don’t make it the last, but look, I’m really excited about this last one. And if you’re a comic book fan, the words “berserker rage' came up a lot. If you know Wolverine, you’ll understand.”
If we take a closer look at this section of the trailer, the camera is shaking, which is clearly a live-action rendition of what goes on in the comics when Logan lets loose the beast inside him:
This is also supported by a shot of Wolverine piercing a man's head with his claws in that same scene, which we got in the R-rated international trailer:
Death Of Wolverine?
The Reavers found a weapon strong enough to take out Wolverine, as we can see in this still:
Going by the picture above, it can do serious damage, even to Logan. The weapon seems to operate with high frequencies, which reminded me of the military tanks used against Hulk in The Incredible Hulk.
Could this scene hold Wolverine's final moments? I'm more inclined to believe the shot of him holding Laura's hand is him trying to heal his wounds. However, with modern trailers now being a constant stream of spoilers, one can never know for sure.
Professor X's Death?
Unlike Logan's still from above, this is a little harder to interpret. But if we take a closer look, Charles is probably experiencing problems containing his extremely-powerful psychic abilities, which was revealed a few months ago through a plot description.
We know #CharlesXavier will probably not make it out of Logan alive, as we got that depressing final shot of the last trailer, with Logan holding a shovel while crying after what looks like a burial:
Could these be Charles' final moments as his mind finally loses control?
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Overall, Logan looks like an amazing film that will break away from the tropes of more flashy comic book movies. I can't wait to see where it takes the characters and what opportunities opens for the larger X-Men universe. Logan opens in theaters on March 3, 2017.