Watch: Logan is Marvel's classic western disguised as a superhero film
"Charles, the world isn't the same as it was," Logan says in a voiceover paired with an image of him in a cemetery. "Mutants — they're gone now."
The trailer opens with a Nine Inch Nails' cover of Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' and it gives you goosebumps. This immediately tells you the film is going to have the look of a classic western. We are introduced to Hugh Jackman as an old, beaten-down mutant in a dystopian future. This is Jackman's last film which has the mutant with aluminium claws.
Director James Mangold has made sure Logan looks like a moody western which imagines Wolverine, and an aging Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) as the last of the X-Men. The film is loosely based on the story of Old Man Logan, a 2008 series written by Mark Millar, who also wrote Civil War.
There, years have passed and Logan is attempting to live a quiet life with his family but is struggling to get by. It isn't long before his unique skills are called in for a job, forcing him to run into old friends and enemies.
He is then introduced to a mysterious girl named Laura Kinney (who has Wolverine's powers). He must protect her from people who might try and do her harm.
Earlier this week, James Mangold had revealed the first full image of Stephen Merchant as Caliban; the albino mutant who has caused plenty of problems for the X-men in the past. The closeup of his face against a black background is quite menacing, but would be better suited to the lead character in a horror film rather than an X-men film.
Taken w/ Leica S 007 Summicron 100mm, ISO 1600 1/250 ƒ2 -- by JM pic.twitter.com/8P3s5Mdruo
— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 17, 2016
Watch Wolverine fight for the last time on 3 March 2017.