Old Man Logan is one of those great comic book ideas that surprisingly took such a long time to come around. It would be like seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger come back in Conan the Conqueror to play an elder King Conan, a film that always seems in the works but never quite in a moving-forward state. In the X-Men movies it means Hugh Jackman, in supposedly his last of nine films portraying the steely clawed X-Man, gets a rare chance to complete a character study 17 years in the making.
The first trailer for Logan, the next X-Men movie following this year’s hit films X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool, reveals more than what we expected to see of Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier. Hugh Jackman looks the right age as Wolverine years after the villains take over Earth. The other universe of Marvel films outside the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” has been well-established to bounce around, in parallel worlds, and has resulted in the most satisfying movies in the superhero genre, particularly with the spectacular X-Men: Days of Future Past.
And something new and exciting: We meet a new X-Men character from the comic books, Wolverine’s clawed clone X-23. Will Logan be as good or better than past X-Men entries? Check out this first trailer:
Patrick Stewart looks a bit like the future version of his Captain Picard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation series finale. We’ll never get enough Patrick Stewart.
Logan is in production. Look for it in theaters March 3, 2017.