Logan has quickly become one of superhero movie fans' most anticipated for 2017, thanks to a uniquely styled first trailer, which showed how director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman have combined the superhero movie formula with a Neo-Noir spaghetti western. Ever since then, Logan has enjoyed the marketing freedom to tease fans with equally stylized images - some housing big reveals like the confirmation that fan-favorite X-23 is in the movie.
Today we have a new Logan teaser image to share - one that uses the theme of silence to maybe tell us more than meets the eye. Check it out below and then we'll discuss.
What should be noted about the scene is that:
- The setting is oddly domestic. Logan/Wolverine is standing outside what looks to be a suburban or rural home.
- There's what appears to be a body lying in the grass. The body looks to be an armored soldier type. Going back to the Logan trailer (1:00) it definitely is the same type of body gear worn by Donald Pierce's Reavers soldiers.
Taking the above into account, one could presume that this moment takes place later on in Logan, when Logan must make some kind of covert assault on an enemy safe house - or defend a safe house he's hiding in from attack.
The latter is a better bet, since at 1:12 in the trailer we see Logan, Prof. X (Patrick Stewart) and young Laura Kinney/X-23 (Dafne Keen) all sitting in what looks to be the same sort of house we see here. At 1:22 - 1:24, we see Logan battling The Reavers in a forest area that could be nearby this house, and at 1:08 - 1:09, we see Prof. X and Laura in peril in what could also be this same house.
Death in the Family?
...Finally, as a possible big SPOILER:
From 1:30 - 1:40 in the Logan trailer we see Logan (in the same white wife-beater shirt) and Laura standing in the same woodland setting, seemingly burying someone, with Logan seemingly bloodied from an intense battle. Fans have long speculated about that scene, but evidence is certainly mounting that it could depict the death and final resting place of Charles Xavier.
The sequence (as we see it) is that Logan, Xavier and X-23 hide out at that woodland home, are attacked, and Xavier uses one massive push of his powers to save them, sacrificing himself in the process. It would be the sort of fitting heroic death Patrick Stewart's Xavier deserves, as it would inspire Logan to save X-23 and lead new mutants the way Xavier himself did.
We'll see if that's how it plays out when the movie is in theaters.
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Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017, followed by Deadpool 2 on January 12, 2018. Movie versions of Gambit, New Mutants and X-Force are still being developed.