Hugh Jackman is putting on his adamantium claws and coming back as The Wolverine for one last time.
The synopsis is as follows:
“Set in 2024, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier (played by Sir Patrick Stewart) must cope with the loss of the X-Men at the hands of a corporation led by Nathaniel Essex. With Logan’s healing abilities slowly fading and Xavier’s Alzheimer’s hampering his memory, Logan must defeat Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney (played by Dafne Keen), a female clone of Wolverine.”
The trailer features an aged and alcoholic Wolverine in a gritty, dystopian world, where all that’s left of the X-Men is Wolverine and Charles Xavier. Not only is Wolverine weaker than when we last saw him, Charles Xavier’s telepathic abilities are also diminished.
It looks and sounds like it’s anything but a typical, shiny X-Men superhero movie.
As you may have heard, the film marks the final portrayal by Hugh Jackman of the titular character after appearing in every main entry in the X-Men series to date, so the emotional 90-second trailer is befitting. Hugh Jackman has played the comic book superhero 7 times, including in 2 standalone films, since 2000.
Last year, he said on the Dr. Oz Show, “It just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let’s be honest, 17 years. I never thought in a million years it would last, so I’m so grateful to the fans for the opportunity of playing it. I kind of have in my head what we’re going to do in this last one. It just feels like this is the perfect way to go out.”
76-year-old English actor Sir Patrick Stewart will also be giving his last performance as Charles Xavier.
Directed by James Mangold (of “Girl, Interrupted”, “Kate & Leopold”, and “The Wolverine” fame) “Logan” also stars Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, and Stephen Merchant. The film is slated to be released on 3rd March 2017.
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