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Two weeks after the announcement of its title, release date and some truly awesome production photos, the first official trailer for Logan finally landed today. If you've seen it, then you already know that it did not disappoint. In an era defined by enormous action sequences and omnipresent CGI, Logan represents a pensive and intimate look at the final days of Marvel's most popular mutant. Honestly, it's pretty clear that Hugh Jackman intends to go out with a bang.
We've gone through the trailer (more times than we would care to admit) and picked out some of the most badass moments that still have us talking. Check out our list and let us know what you thought of the first official Logan trailer. Now let's get started with what we all came here to see: action.
Logan Vs. The Reavers
Wolverine won't be seeking out trouble during the events of Logan, but trouble will most certainly find him. This sequences shows the film's hero squaring off against (what we assume to be) The Reavers in a burned-out industrial area. Overall, his fighting style definitely resembles everything that we have come to expect from the character over the course of the last 17 years, as Logan hacks, slashes and claws his way through a squad of bad guys like the cornered animal that he is. These guys are learning the hard way that they definitely messed with the wrong mutant.
X-23 In Action
So... based solely off of this quick shot, it's pretty clear that Logan and X-23 have far more in common than they realize. Despite her young age and diminutive stature, this girl can lay waste to a group of heavily armed, full-sized men without a moment's hesitation, and it looks completely awesome. At this point, it still remains unclear as to whether or not 20th Century Fox intends to actually replace Wolverine with X-23 as the resident berserker in the X-Men universe. However, this footage makes it abundantly clear that it's a 100% viable option to fall back on in the near future.
Wolverine may have lost a step or two in his old age, but this beautiful shot from the first official Logan trailer makes it instantly obvious that Weapon X still has a few tricks up his sleeve. With the added cushion of an R-rating, it's clear that Logan will really delve deep into the nature of Logan's "berserker rage," and how that aggressive tactic drives him in battle. We've seen instances of this rage before -- such as the X-Mansion fight in X2 and the train sequence in The Wolverine -- but Logan will seemingly double down on these ideas to give us the most feral, rabid silver screen incarnation of Wolverine to date. Bring on the carnage.
Logan With A Knife
This is one of the final shots from the trailer, and it also happens to be one of the most perplexing. It showcases the titular mutant seemingly using a combat knife to fight off an unseen assailant. This raises a very important question. Why use a knife when you have three built into each arm? Isn't that a bit redundant? The answer to those questions seems to lie in the fact that Wolverine's healing powers have started to fade, and he must now pick and choose the moments to use his claws because of the damage that they do to his hands. With his standard tactic no longer a viable option, Logan will need to rely on his wits, his resourcefulness and his centuries of combat experience to emerge as the victor from this new battle.
Logan Vs. X-23
It's been quite a while since Wolverine had to face off against someone else with claws and an advanced healing factor. Considering how his fight with Lady Deathstrike played out during the events of X2, we don't think he relishes the idea of doing it again. However, this quick shot from the trailer makes it abundantly clear that Logan will have to fight battle X-23 at some point during Logan's story -- the twin claws clashing with his own are an instant giveaway. It remains unclear whether or not X-23 is acting on her own free will or if she has been programmed to attack Wolverine, but he's clearly holding back in order to avoid hurting this young, lost girl.
Logan Taking No Prisoners
Out of all the insanely awesome moments that occur during Logan's entirely too-brief trailer, nothing can even come close to comparing to this beautiful money shot from the international preview. After some intense hand-to-hand combat, Logan comes around the corner in a small house, only to find himself face to face with one of Pierce's thugs. Wasting no time, the damaged mutant swiftly delivers three adamantium-laced claws to the bottom of the soldier's head -- forcing them to stick from the top of his skull. If you had any lingering fears about whether or not Logan would embrace its R-rating, then worry no longer. The film is going to be a bloody, violent ride into dystopian future, and Wolverine's last adventure will rack up his biggest body count to date.