Hugh Jackman Drives a Limo in New Black and White ‘Logan’ Clip
If anything, we can expect James Mangold’s Logan will be a departure from the rest of the X-Men franchise. A new mysterious clip dropped by 20th Century Fox today gives fans a little taste of what Hugh Jackman’s next outing as Wolverine will be like.
The man behind the wheel of a limousine in the clip doesn’t look anything like muscled mutant of X-Men movies, often seen bursting with rage and vigor. Here Jackman’s Wolverine is bearded and weary. He coughs while leaving a voicemail about an ad in the Penny Saver for a Sunseeker yacht, and strains his eyes to stay awake while chauffeuring drunk wedding parties around a city. That, paired with the black and white aesthetic, certainly proves Logan will look and feel nothing like Wolverine fans have seen before.
But as quiet as that new clip may be, I can assure you Logan is jam-packed with intensity. In December I got to see the first 40 minutes of the R-rated film, which is full of tense and brutal action sequences, and one particularly awesome one involving Dafne Keen that's been teased in the trailers. It also looks stunning – what I saw was in color, which makes me think the above footage above might be a flashback.
Set in the future, the new film finds Jackman’s Wolverine working as a limo driver in El Paso, Texas where he’s taking care of a sick Professor X (Patrick Stewart). Fans will notice in the clip above Wolverine identifies himself by his real name, James Howlett, in the voiceover. And what exactly is that boat he mentions? As ScreenRant spotted, the actor tweeted about the boat with a photo of the ad last year. Could he be plotting an escape for him and Charles? Is he simply seeking a sunny vacation? Theorize away! In the mean time, check out the latest full synopsis:
In 2024 the mutant population has shrunk significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins…