Logan First Trailer Introduces X-23

Logan First Trailer Introduces X-23

With a much darker tone ‘Logan’ finds an aged Wolverine, a vulnerable Professor X and introduces Nathaniel Essex and X-23.

With Deadpool paving the way for a new era of R rated superhero movies it looks like the Wolverine series is taking a much more sombre tone in this third solo movie for the character. Titled simply as ‘Logan’ we find Hugh Jackman returning as ‘Weapon X’ in a much older and more jaded form. Taking cues perhaps from the current ‘Old Man Logan’ series from Marvel Comics.

In the trailer we learn that the film takes place in a post-mutant world. Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Charles Xavier. With Professor X suffering the effects of alzheimer’s and Logan’s healing powers fading the pair seek help from a young girl, Laura Kinney.

Stephen Merchant seems like an odd choice of casting as the film’s antagonist, Nathaniel Essex, aka ‘Mister Sinister’. Though having seen a recent image of the actor in costume I’m beginning to change my opinion. ‘Sinister’ leads a corporation intent on the destruction of the world.

The introduction of the Laura Kinney character is something I’m quite excited about. In the comics Kinney aka ‘X-23’ is a clone copy of Wolverine exhibiting the same healing factor, enhanced strength and senses, Adamantium claws and killer instinct. If done right a spin-off ‘X-23’ franchise could be a fantastic addition to the X-Men movie universe.

X-23 Laura Kinney

Laura Kinney aka X-23

Logan is due in cinemas in March 2017.

Synopsis | Set in the future, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation lead by Nathaniel Essex is bent on destroying the world. With Logan’s healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier’s Alzheimer’s forcing him to forget Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.

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