– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Today, 20th Century Fox released the brand spankin’ new trailer to their upcoming film Logan, which is set to star Hugh Jackman in the role of Wolverine for the very last time.

Hugh Jackman certainly has had quite the run as Wolverine. Who’d have thought that the original X-Men film would have launched the longest running cinematic universe, and give Jackman more than half a dozen opportunities to portray the clawed mutant? We all had dreams that it would, of course, but the track record for comic book movies at the time was such that it didn’t seem likely. Now, with the upcoming release of Logan, that era is set to come to an end.

A couple months ago, we got the first trailer for Logan, and it seemed like a fittingly personal tale to end on. Rather than try and go for the more typical, world-ending story, Logan focused on Wolverine, Xavier, and a mysterious, troubled young girl-on-the-run. Based on that first trailer alone, with Xavier saying the girl was a lot like Wolverine, it was safe to assume she’d be playing Marvel’s other clawed mutant: a clone called X-23 (real name: Laura Kinney).

If there was any further doubt about who the girl was, this trailer certainly puts it to rest.

As you saw, this girl is anything but the helpless child the first trailer seemed to peg her as. Instead, like Logan, she’s an angry mutant with a real capacity to go on a dangerous rampage with little provocation. Given Wolverine’s arc over the course of fifteen-plus years, this seems like the perfect capper to his tale. As Professor X once mentored him into become a more calm, collective, and productive member of society, he can teach X-23 the same.

There are a few changes from the approach of the first trailer. Where the first trailer seemed to focus more on the emotional core of the story, this one shows a lot more of the mutant action we’d expect to see in a superhero film. Sure, this isn’t exactly on the same level as Captain America: Civil War, but it’s substantial. Unlike with the last trailer, with this one, I can see where that $127 million budget is going. However, if this has you worried, it looks like a lot less of that money is going to green screen replacement than did in X-Men: Apocalypse.

In a random side note, it’s interesting to see that, in this world, the X-Men are also a comic — though one that is riddled with inaccuracies when compared to the real world they live in. It’ll be cool to see how deep they go in with that stuff I the actual movie.

Does this new trailer get you excited for new film? Let us know in the comments down below!

Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017.

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SOURCE: 20th Century Fox

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.