Because Everyone Else is Doing It
I am very much remiss in not alluding to this trailer in an earlier post, but I promise to make it up to you in the future.
Marvel is now chronicling the next chapter in the life of Wolverine…now that the X-Men have disappeared and the remaining ones are being hunted down by a gang of cyborgs. Approached by Charles Xavier, Wolverine, now living in exile as Logan, is tasked with ensuring the safety of a mutant girl, who may have more in common with him than he realizes. Now according to the comic Old Man Logan by Mark Miller, the story takes place in a dystopian land in which the supervillains have risen up and defeated all of their superhero counterparts. Wolverine’s exile results from his having been tricked into killing the X-Men himself. It’s hard to tell from the trailer how much of that will make it into this movie’s plot, but there’s still enough story arc to establish the stakes of a superhero past his prime and in danger of losing his powers who must rise up for yet another battle. Plus, it’s got Hugh Jackman and is scored to Johnny Cash – definitely a win-win.