The final trailer for Logan has just dropped, and it's just as emotional and badass as the first one, as Wolverine takes his last stand to protect the vulnerable Laura Kinney — who just happens to be his own clone. Set in the not-so-distant future, mutants are dying out in #Logan, making Wolverine one of the last of his kind. The movie is set to be one of the most interesting superhero films in recent memory, and we can't wait to see it.
As with all superhero movie trailers, Logan's second trailer has its fair share of Easter Eggs — though, in keeping with its sombre and mainstream-defying tone, there aren't as many as, say, there were in the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer. But there are some interesting tidbits, comic references, and plot hints if you know where to look.
Although many fans guessed it from the first trailer, and later Instagram hints, until now it wasn't explicitly clear that the little girl in Logan is indeed Laura Kinney a.k.a. X-23 a.k.a. Wolverine. But now, with her two claws out as she viciously tears into Donald Pierce's Reavers, there can be no doubt in anyone's mind that this kid is the genetically engineered clone of Logan.
Laura's history is fascinating, and her origin story will surely play into Logan's plot.
"That was my last cigar."
Most X-Men movies feature Wolverine smoking a cigar, a signature from the Marvel comics. In Days of Future Past, Logan loses his cigar in a battle with the Sentinels, and in First Class he's smoking one in his excellent cameo scene. Logan features the eponymous hero grabbing some cigars from the convenience store Laura attempts to shoplift from.
Let's face it, he's probably gonna need his nicotine fix later.
An X-Man Reading 'X-Men'
In an interesting twist, this X-Men continuity actually contains X-Men comics — but not the ones we know. Logan flips through Laura's copies of The Uncanny X-Men Issues 117 and 132, but these have very different covers and interior panels to the very real Issues 117 and 132 of the late 1970s The Uncanny X-Men comics. The villain Sauron (that green lizard creature) did appear in both the Logan fictional comics, and the real ones.
As James Mangold revealed earlier this week, these comics are part of the tapestry of this world — Logan, Xavier, and the other X-Men must deal with a legacy that has been sensationalized and fictionalized for public consumption. The comics in Logan, however, differ from the versions in our reality, and were created solely for the movie.
Something interesting did happen in the real life Uncanny X-Men Issue 132, though, and that's the first appearance of Donald Pierce...
Donald Pierce Really Hates Wolverines
The second Logan trailer gave us a closer look at Donald Pierce and his cyborg hand. Pierce first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men Issue 132 as a member of the villainous Hellfire Club, and later run-ins with Cable solidified his mutant-hating ways. #Wolverine has clashed claws with Pierce and his Reavers in the comics, and in The Uncanny X-Men Issue 282, he cut the gang into pieces in a sewer — leading to their eventual return as cyborgs.
Considering Pierce's team of Reavers don't have noticeable bionic parts in Logan, it's possible that they'll get cybernetic enhancements after a battle with Laura and Logan in the movie — and with the way Laura was slashing them all up, it could be that Wolverine's role in Pierce's origin story has been given to his young clone instead. Personally, I'm hoping that one of them comes back as a centaur-tank..
Because that's just awesome.
The Man In The White Coat
Richard E. Grant's character can be briefly spotted in the second Logan trailer, as Pierce seems to have called for some backup. Grant plays Zander Rice, the chief of the X-23 program. He's the creepy mastermind behind Laura Kinney's creation, and it looks like he's keeping tabs on how his little experiment is getting along.
If Zander Rice is involved, you can expect plenty of traumatic flashbacks from poor Laura. Here's hoping she kills him in the movie, just as she did in the comic X-23 Issue 6.
Spot any more Easter Eggs? Point them out in the comments!