It’s been pretty clear from the very beginning that Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine was going to differ in some serious ways from his past fifteen years of X-Men films. Judging by the promo images and the movie’s first trailer, “Logan” promises to be a somber, dark, and surprisingly violent finale to the clawed mutant’s cinematic story. In keeping with this apparent break from tradition, it looks like the movie will be premiering at an event not generally known for hosting superhero debuts.
Deadline reports that “Logan” is set to debut during the Berlin Film Festival next month alongside a slew of potential 2017 awards season contenders. While James Mangold’s R-rated mutant tale won’t be competing in the actual competition, just showing during the prestigious festival alone gives “Logan” some super serious cred as it heads towards its worldwide release.
For some time now, Jackman has insisted that this will be his last adventure as the iconic mutant, although apparently if Ryan Reynolds has his way, he might hop back in the saddle alongside Deadpool some day in the not too distant future.
Aside from Jackman, “Logan” also stars Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant and Stephen Merchant, and opens in theaters on March 3.