Judging by the trailers, “Logan” will be an X-Men film unlike any other. For one thing, it’ll be rated R, making it the first film featuring Wolverine to be rated anything other than PG-13. “Logan” will tackle decidedly mature topics, but it will also feature an unrestrained Wolverine, one able to slash his claws into bad guys without the concern of scoring a PG-13 rating.
This new promo clip from the film shows just how intense parts of “Logan” might get. While it’s not an action-packed clip, it’s definitely more intense than plenty of things we’ve seen in previous X-movies. The clip shows the creation of Logan’s clone X-23, as masked doctors cut a little girl open and turn her into a killing machine. The clip, which is filled with bloody shots of Dafne Keen’s character, ends with a shot of X-23 cutting herself only to watch her healing factor go to work.
The clip is also reminiscent of a number of X-23 comic covers, indicating that “Logan” might pull heavily from the source material.
Set beyond the events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” 2017’s “Logan” is set in the near future following a cataclysmic event that ravaged the mutant race. It will also be Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, and will introduce Dafne Keen as the character’s teenage clone X-23.
Directed by James Mangold, written by Michael Green, Scott Frank, James Mangold and David James Kelly, and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen and Stephen Merchant, “Logan” arrives in theaters on March 3, 2017.
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