Wolverine Is Old And Gritty As Hell In The First Logan Trailer
Let's hope it's better than other superhero films of late.
BY Matt Miller | Oct 21, 2016 | Film & TV
I get why the first trailer for Logan uses Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt." It was the last song recorded by the country legend, and the word "hurt" fits snugly with what we see in the trailer—which is an obviously haggard Wolverine who can't regenerate his wounds as well. But I really have trouble associating the meaning of an iconic moment in recent music history with a superhero film. (Also, please don't let Johnny Cash's "Hurt" become the new Rufus Wainwright's "Hallelujah.")
With that hanging over the trailer, this first look at the follow-up 2013's The Wolverine is gritty as hell. Old Wolverine is old. So old that the mutants are "gone now," and Professor X is on his death bed. The whole thing has a kind of desolate, post-apocalyptic, Mad Max feel. And while it's worrisome to see another superhero movie go the dark Christopher Nolan route, it looks promising (misuse of Johnny Cash aside). Also, it's rated R, which means this is going to be a REALLY gritty, non-family event. The film, directed by James Mangold, opens on March 3.
From: Esquire US