The trend of turning superhero films from your typical summer blockbusters to potentially award-winning films filled with dark characters continues with the latest Wolverine film.
After 16 years of playing Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is finally ready to move on. Logan will be the last time we see Jackman play the character, and it looks like he’s going out with a bang. A dark, depressing, action-filled bang.
The trailer below gives you a glimpse of some of the intense violence that’s in this film and will probably lead to an R rating. And just to make sure you understand that this movie will be grittier than any other movie in the series, director James Mangold made sure to have Johnny Cash’s Nine Inch Nails ‘Hurt’ cover playing in the background.
During an interview with Empire, Mangold admitted the use of the song was a “deliberate choice” to separate this movie from any other superhero film.
“Obviously I have a connection and a fondness for Johnny Cash, and his tone and his message and his music. But the real driver in all these decisions is trying to separate ourselves, in an accurate way, from the other superhero movies. We think we’re going to deliver something a little different and we want to make sure we’re selling audiences on the difference.”
Logan is set in 2024, when all mutants are all gone or in hiding after being hunted by government assassins. Wolverine is the lone survivor.
Check out the trailer below. Logan will hit theaters March 3, 2017.