Marvel fans received quite the treat this week when on Wednesday the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiered, followed on Thursday by the first gritty trailer for the last Wolverine film Logan.
Star-Lord and the gang are back to save the galaxy once again. This teaser shows the Guardians back in action accompanied, of course, by “Hooked on a Feeling”. Star-Lord’s latest problem appears to be with fellow team member Gamora as he continues his desperate courtship of her. It also appears that they have gained some new old-enemy-turned-ally companions: Yondu and Nebula. It’s hard to tell what dangers the Guardians will be facing in this film, but at least we know that adorable baby Groot will still be along for the ride.
In this first look at Logan, we get to see what has become of the Wolverine and Professor X. This world they live in is barren, lonely and devoid of mutants. Logan’s age has finally caught up with him as his regenerative abilities are slowing. He is covered in scars, his hair is going gray and he’s just about given up on everything. Enter X-23. There has been speculation for some time about X-23, also known as Laura Kinney, appearing in this film after a sequence at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse showed Wolverine’s DNA being carted off. This trailer confirms that her character will take the form of a young girl that Logan and the Professor must care for and keep away from the evil Essex Corp. For those unfamiliar with X-23’s story, she is a female clone of Wolverine designed to be an assassin. She also wields adamantium claws and has the ability to quickly heal. The trailer also shows us that Logan will have a much darker tone than any of the other X-Men films. It’s rated R for extreme violence since director James Mangold wanted it to reflect the content found in the comics. This will be the ninth and final time Hugh Jackman will portray Wolverine.