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It seems that those black and white images from ‘Logan’ were a bigger teaser than anticipated.  It actually appears that portions of the film will be in black and white, at least that’s what the newest clip from the film seems to indicate.

The clip is actually a flashback, which may be why director James Mangold chose this particular device.  In it, we see a Logan we’ve never seen before, serving as a put-upon limousine driver.  He appears to be determined to make a break from this life and as someone who ages extremely slowly, that may be a recurring theme in his life.

One rather important development from the comics is the fact that the man who will eventually become Wolverine is going by the name James Howlett, his real name as revealed in the ‘Wolverine: Origin’ comic book series.  (Technically, he’s the son of Thomas Logan, but was adopted by the wealthy Howlett family.  For decades in the comics, the character simply went by “Logan,” which is also true of the movies.)

You can check out the clip below:

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

LoganThe “young mutant” in question is X-23, a female clone of Wolverine introduced on the ‘X-Men: Evolution’ animated series.  The character proved so popular that she was integrated into the comic books and is actually serving as Wolverine, as Logan/James Howlett is currently deceased in the comic book universe.

‘Logan’ is the farewell performance of Hugh Jackman in the role that made him famous.  The film is directed by James Mangold, who also directed ‘The Wolverine’ which was… better received by fans than ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’.

In addition to Jackman, the movie features Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Dafne Keen as X-23, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, Richard E. Grant as Dr. Zander Rice,Daniel Bernhardt as Bone Breaker, Krzysztof Soszynski as Mohawk, plus Eriq La Salle, Doris Morgado, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Elise Neal and Lauren Gros.

Does this clip intrigue you for ‘Logan’?