20th Century Fox have offered a fresh clip of the clawed superhero as Logan edges ever closer to the March 3rd, 2017 release date. Moonlighting as a taxi driver to earn ends meat under his name James Howlett, the black and white scene showcases a weary and tired man at the end of his fighting days.
Leaving a voicemail for a prospective car seller as Howlett, Hugh Jackman's character talks about a $60,000 payment he will make in order to give his father a retirement gift. The studio uploaded the footage of the title Sunseeker with the following caption:
"In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X 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, being pursued by dark forces."
First Reference of Wolverine's Real Name
Nine titles into the franchise and it appears the folks at Marvel have finally decided to strip back his alter ego and view the character as James Howlett. Earning his start in the series way back in a 1974 comic book edition of The Incredible Hulk, the 2009 disappointment that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine was used to showcase his creation from drifter and lonesome traveler to flesh-shredding machine.
Howlett would likely be referring to Professor X as his father in this latest clip. With the former X-Men mentor and himself looking after themselves. Which means staying away from the Reavers and any other foe who dare attempt to track them down. Depressed and beaten down from decades fighting for the cause, this is a gloomy insight into the last days of Wolverine. A character that will be doing everything he can to cling onto his remaining days.
Deadpool Writers On Creating An Apple Amongst Oranges
Meeting up with a number of their writing peers for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese gave an insight into their thought process for the Marvel classic. Alongside compatriots from Arrival and Zootopia, Reese explained that they wanted to verge into uncharted territory with the R rated installment.
“Write it as dark as our minds would go, as silly and sexual and violent as we wanted,” remarked Reese as he worked in conjunction with Wernick and Ryan Reynolds. “So we did that, and it sat on a shelf for six years... It really feels like an apple among oranges with big studio movies. I think that contributed to its success."