Over the past week, 20th Century Fox has been eking out images of next March’s film Logan, purported to be the “final Wolverine” solo movie jaunt based on writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven’s tale of a desolate future where things are looking none too keen for the clawed X-Man. Today, the studio dropped its first international trailer of the film to let viewers determine if our movie-going experience with Logan will be apocalyptic.
Could the filmmakers used any more appropriate song to weave through that trailer than Johnny Cash’s rendition of Trent Reznor’s “Hurt”? Damn, that confluence of Johnny’s melancholic melody and the pain etched across Logan’s face left me emotionally gutted. (No pun intended, promise.)
Further, the footage is just drenched in Spaghetti Western asethetic that works for the character, even when his stories set in other locales. He’s always been a Clint Eastwood loner who reluctantly works with a patchwork family, and we get to see that in its full glory here. And his interaction with the mysterious clawed girl–who is pretty clearly an X-23 stand-in–are kinda sweet, actually. While The Wolverine, the previous Logan-centered film, left me underwhelmed, I feel like this is the Wolverine film fans have been waiting for. Fingers, of course, crossed.
Logan, starring Hugh Jackman and directed by James Mangold, hits theaters March 3rd, 2017.