Yep, you read that right. The official trailer for the Wolverine sequel Logan is really, really sad.
Possibly we should backtrack. First things first, the teaser is set to Johnny Cash‘s cover of the Nine Inch Nails song “Hurt” with lyrics like, “I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel.” The trailer opens up with a shot of Logan’s hand appearing mangled from age and trembling.
That alone is offsetting.
Then there’s the kicker with Professor X in a voiceover asking, “Logan, what did you do?”
What has happened? The superhero mutants are gone. They’ve been wiped out for the most part, at least as far as the world knows. Those that do still exist are in hiding. We almost forget that Logan is played by Hugh Jackman. He’s changed so much. And we don’t mean just his appearance; it seems like he’s given up. This is where the tear ducts start doing their thing.
But we haven’t lost hope, as possibly there will be a turning point.
Logan and Professor X (Sir Patrick Stewart) come upon a small child in the below trailer. Professor X, being the caretaker he is, says to Logan, “She needs our help.” Logan/Wolverine, whichever you prefer, isn’t so keen on stopping. He’d prefer to leave her be, presuming someone else will come along. But someone has come along.
At :58 Johnny Cash changes his tune, literally. You can feel the song itself take a turn for the better. The beat speeds up right after the lyrics sing out, “I am still right here.”
Okay, if you think it’s odd to find this all very emotional, then maybe ask yourself, “Why is Professor X in the back seat of the car?” Or “Why do we keep hearing voiceovers of Professor X?” In other words, “What happened to Professor X?!” It appears he may only be in Logan’s head. See, we told you: It’s all very sad.
Note: This is purely speculative, and we hope we’re wrong in the case of Professor X’s demise.
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