Fans and viewers alike were treated to some fun, exciting, and enticing movie trailers during Super Bowl 51. One such trailer was for Fox’s newest X-Men release, Logan. The trailer continues the earlier post-apocalyptic feel, and starts out eerily with a young girl singing Amazing Grace. Logan (Hugh Jackman) is clearly hurting, broken and seemingly on the run — all while taking care of an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart). The music chosen is appropriate as we are introduced once again to X-23 (aka Laura Kinney, played by Dafne Keen), a girl who may be the key to saving the world and who is a lot like Wolverine, in both attitude and abilities. In the 30 second trailer we are also gifted with a short blip from Caliban (Stephen Merchant), who doesn’t look like he’s in good straits, and a quick but rather violent look at cyborg Daniel Pierce (Boyd Holbrook).
There is absolutely no dialog in this trailer, either, a marked distinction from the previous trailers which gave us the “Someone HAS come along” quote. This isn’t the first time a Logan trailer uses music rather effectively to make a point. The first Logan trailer used Johnny Cash’s remake of Hurt (originally by Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor) while portraying Logan going through a slew of emotions and fighting enemies and his own demons.
The official Logan website sums up the movie thusly, “In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.” And it seems the trailers have definitely given us a peek into that bleak world.
Logan rides that beat up limousine into UK theaters starting March 1, 2017 and US theaters on March 3, 2017.
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