Ever since 20th Century Fox launched their mutant movie universe in 2000 with Bryan Singer's X-Men, Hugh Jackman's take on the iconic Marvel hero Wolverine has been a staple. The character was well-received enough that Fox launched a solo spinoff series with the much maligned X-Men Origins: Wolverine. However, Jackman returned for another solo film in James Mangold's The Wolverine in 2013, which earned many fans back to the spinoff series. Now, Jackman and Mangold are reteaming for what's said to be the final chapter of Jackman as Wolverine on-screen, Logan.
Fox, Mangold, and Jackman have been teasing the release of Logan in early March 2017 by releasing a number of mysterious photos on social media - most recently, a full color photo of Jackman as an aged Wolverine. The first trailer for Logan debuted in October, offering fans their first real look at what to expect from the character's last ride. Now, after reports that a second trailer for Logan had been rated earlier this month, we have an idea of when it may arrive.
Trailer Track is reporting the second Logan trailer will likely debut the week of January 16th since it corresponds to the embargo lifting on footage screened during the Fox film showcase in New York City - which additionally featured War for the Planet of the Apes, A Cure for Wellness, and Alien: Covenant. We can confirm the embargo is set to lift that week, but the second trailer for Logan did not screen at the showcase.
Rather, Fox screened the first act of the film (roughly, the first 40 minutes) - which was well received by those in attendance as well as by Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, who saw the footage at a different screening. Still, Fox's embargoes lifting on War for the Planet of the Apes, A Cure for Wellness, and Alien: Covenant have all been accompanied by new trailers, so it stands to reason Logan will as well - in the form of its second trailer.
Given what X-Men fans have already seen of Logan - from the black and white photos released on social media to the first trailer that differentiated the film from other superhero movies thanks to the use of Johnny Cash's "Hurt" - Mangold's upcoming Wolverine solo outing is already highly anticipated. Additionally, Logan will be the first Wolverine film to have an R rating - and the second of Fox's mutant movies after Deadpool - reportedly because Jackman himself took a paycut.
All these aspects point to Fox potentially releasing the most well-received solo Wolverine movie when Logan debuts next year. But, fans will have a better idea of what exactly to expect from Jackman's last turn in the claws and mutton chops when the second trailer for Logan hits next month.
Source: Trailer Track
- Logan (2017) release date: Mar 03, 2017
- Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018