Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy—
I mean, holy frack, just this little peek left me alternately giggling and gibbering with delight. If all else fails, I have at least one reason to live until May next year.
On a completely different note–
This movie wasn’t even on my radar until I spotted its trailer on IMDB. Oh, my God, what a grim looking tale, perhaps worse, on a personal scale,than the imagined alternate future in Days of Future Past. Here’s the premise from Wikipedia—
Set in 2024, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men at the hands of a corporation led by Nathaniel Essex. With Logan’s healing abilities slowly fading and Xavier’s Alzheimer’s hampering his memory, Logan must defeat Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.
There could be some weeping involved here. Just saying. Oh, and whoever put this trailer to Johnny Cash’s Hurt— genius.
According to the Wikipedia article this should be Hugh Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine, not surprising as he’s been playing the character for about fifteen years. Not sure anybody can take over after Jackman, but then I said the same thing about the Joker after Heath Ledger, and then Jared Leto came along.
All the same, it looks as if Marvel/Disney is ringing down the curtain on this incarnation of the X-Men, and Wolverine. An era is passing. I have no idea what comes after this, particularly as there are so many different alternate versions of the team in the comics, and, of course, Disney has shown it is not bound by previously established canon with the new Star Wars movies. However, at the very least, they have my attention.