Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is perhaps the most popular portrayal of a classic comic book hero there’s ever been, right alongside Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man. Though his journey has been an incredible one, Jackman is gearing up to pass on the claws to somebody else after 16 years on the big screen as the incomparable X-Men character. Before that though, fans will have the opportunity to see Jackman in his third solo Wolverine movie and final appearance as Wolverine overall in the upcoming film, Logan.
There have been an array of different teasers and promotional material released within the past few weeks promoting the movie’s 2017 release, but no major spoilers in regards to the plot have yet been revealed for Jackman’s final Wolverine film.A little more was shown from the future release at Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience 2016 – where 20th Century Fox held a panel for its slate of upcoming flicks. Hugh Jackman himself appeared at the event via video message, to debut an exclusive clip.
The CCXP clip saw Logan sat down with Charles Xavier, Laura (X-23) and a family in a house on a farm, on the run from an unrevealed adversary. Despite being questioned about exactly why they’re on the road, they don’t reveal their mutant genes to the family, and things go a little array when Xavier and Logan both give different responses to the family’s questioning. Laura is said to be eating her dinner with her hands in the clip, not making use of utensils, whilst Logan does his best to teach her how she should be eating. Universo X-Men also reports that there’s a sense of a father-daughter type relationship between the pair in the clip. The family soon learn a little more about the mysterious trio when Logan tells them Xavier was once a school principal. Xavier adds that it was a “school for students with special needs,” before revealing Logan was one of the pupils.
With Xavier, Logan and Laura all clearly in danger by the time this clip takes place in the film, it stands to reason that the CCXP scene takes place after Logan’s first encounter with Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and the other Reavers, who are after Laura in particular. With the developing relationship between Logan and Laura looking to be a major focus of the story in Logan, this specific scene sounds like it should be an important one from a character development perspective.
Many now believe that Logan is going to be a movie exploring the more human side of the titular character rather than his life as a superhero. This sounds like a good thing – allowing Jackman to put his acting chops to better use, with material that’s more serious and audience-relatable, and really showing why he’s such a success in the movie world.
However, long-time fans may be looking for a simple hit of action during this last hurrah. Though Logan promises to deliver that (being the first R-Rated Wolverine film), if there’s not enough drama and chaos to whet the appetites of Wolverine’s biggest cheerleaders, Jackman could be exiting the franchise whilst leaving a bad taste in the mouth of viewers. Fortunately, that doesn’t look to be the case.