As fans prepare to say farewell to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine with Fox’s “Logan,” director James Mangold has unveiled a chilling 25-second preview of the film’s score.
On the Newman Stage… pic.twitter.com/9F8UnxF348
— Mangold (@mang0ld) January 13, 2017
Unlike the normal grandiose and sweeping feel of a superhero film, this brief clip sounds almost like a horror movie score. Filled with frantic piano tones and drum beats, the music has a feelings of tension and anxiety, which may reflect the film’s tone.
Some fans of Bryan Singer’s original “X-Men” films have compared the brief clip to some sounds from the 2000 original. While they aren’t exactly the same, they are definitely similar enough that it isn’t crazy to think the crew behind “Logan” drew some inspiration from “X-Men.”
Jackman’s ninth, and purportedly final, appearance as Wolverine, “Logan” is set in the near future, years after the epilogue of 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” In it, a weary Logan, whose healing factor is failing, cares for an ailing Professor Xavier in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Opening March 3, “Logan” also stars Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez.
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