This year’s Super Bowl had a lot of surprising moments, and I’m not just talking about the game itself. From viewers being able to witness the birth of the second season of the hit Netflix show, Stranger Things. To the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 blowing up the spot with a new trailer. But the short trailer that I thought to be the most engaging was the one for Logan, the upcoming Wolverine movie. Logan is set to release in theaters on March 3 of this year with an R rating. Check it out below…
The trailer is short and sweet, and that’s what I like about it. It condenses the information given in previous trailers–Professor X being there, Logan is protecting a young mutant much like himself–and gives it to you in a burst of moving images. I saw two images that stood out to me the most. One was somebody attaching a metallic arm. As an X-Men fan, I associate metallic arms with Scott Summers’ (aka Cyclops) son, Nathan Summers (aka Cable). Although this would be an odd spot for Cable to show up in the X-Men universe, it would make things interesting if Cable was one of the men chasing Logan. Interesting because of Logan and Scott’s already weird relationship. Now all the sudden Scott’s futuristic son is attacking Logan? Definitely worth watching to find out.
The second image I saw was a man who looked as if he had died and been resurrected by some unnatural force of nature. I’m almost positive that this man is Caliban (a mutant previously seen in X-Men: Apocolypse). This appearance makes sense since a group of people is tracking the young mutant that Logan is protecting. It just so happens that Caliban’s power lets him track mutants. So we can expect him to play a big role in this upcoming film.
Could this be Hugh Jackman’s last appearance as the Wolverine? I personally don’t think so, although rumors are telling me otherwise. What I’m trying to decipher is whether or not Logan is supposed to be a retelling of the critically acclaimed graphic novel, Old Man Logan. I would rather see a true retelling of the graphic novel. This is maybe why I don’t want to believe this is the last stand-alone Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman. I can see the studio surprising us all in ten years with Jackman hemming the wheel of a much older, grayer, and more wrinkly Wolverine.