The next few years look to be saturated in X-Men content. There's Legion, which premieres on FX next month. Fox's own mutant series set in the X-Men universe will also start filming in March, and presumably release in 2018. On the film front, there's a New Mutants movie on the horizon and the story that started with First Class will continue in X-Men: Supernova. The latter film was just given a synopsis and it will once again cover the story of Jean Grey becoming the Phoenix. While the main franchise prepares to loop back on itself, next month's Logan will be a beast of its own.
Focusing on a future where mutants are nearly extinct, Wolverine is just trying to live his life with Charles Xavier. Along the way, they'll both meet X-23, a genetic offshoot of Wolverine created in the Weapon X program that gave him his adamantium claws. They'll reluctantly join forces, as the three mutants will need all the help they can get against the movie's chief antagonist, Donald Pierce.
Played by Boyd Holbrook, Pierce commands the vicious Reavers (and rocks a cybernetic arm) and is out to capture X-23. In the process, he and his group will provide a world of hurt for Logan and his friends. Ahead of the film's release, we've now got some new looks at Pierce and his crew which you can check out in the gallery below thank to 20th Century Fox.
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We previously got a good look at the Reavers and their captive mutant tracker Caliban, and have seen them in action across the various promos for the film. The Super Bowl gave us our latest teaser, while a new clip out today offers us our first extended look at the film. All in all, Logan looks to be the most grounded X-Men film to date, as it follows Old Man Logan and his quest for redemption with his fellow mutants.
Given the futuristic setting of the movie and the more isolated tone, it's no surprise that the film may exist in its own little pocket of Fox's confusing X-Men timeline. That approach is unlikely to change anytime soon, especially as both upcoming TV shows are said to pull a similar move. It's hard to complain, though, as Deadpool's relative standalone nature helped make it a hit. By separating Logan from the fantastical and occassionally disastrous events that have already transpired on-screen, the film will be able to carve its own path and excel (or fail) based on its own merits. Hopefully, it'll all be for the better.
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- Logan (2017) release date: Mar 03, 2017
- Deadpool 2 (2018) release date: May 18, 2018