Hugh Jackman will soon be appearing in his final film as Wolverine: Logan.
Directed by The Wolverine's James Mangold, the story focuses on the ageing Wolverine and an elderly Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) as they aim protect a young girl named Laura aka X-23 (Dafne Keen) who is cloned from his DNA and may hold the key to the future of mutant-kind.
As we prepare to bid farewell to Jackman's epic 17 year tenure as this iconic character, here's how the movie is set to make us feel.
From the trailer it is obvious Logan has started ageing. We’ve never seen Wolverine so vulnerable before and this preps us for the inevitable goodbye, as well as getting us to reflect on what the character was like in his clawed, superhero heyday. The echoes of the past and the lure of nostalgia are powerful ingredients, especially when dealing with a character whose history is as rich and storied as this.
The film is also more aligned with the dusty conventions of the Western, indicating that Logan isn’t the usual Wolverine/X-Men film we are familiar with and that Hugh Jackman’s final appearance is going to be the greatest one we’ve ever seen.
As Wolverine’s claws make their long overdue re-appearance, one thing is for sure: the baddies will suffer some serious damage. After all no-one ever walks away from a Wolverine battle mark-free if the claws are out.
This primes us for plenty of savage and brutal action: the movie has been rated 15 by the BBFC and promises to deliver the kind of feral, blood-soaked Wolverine vengeance we've been waiting for.
When watching the movie the realisation will hit us that this might just be the LAST time we see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine extend his claws and we will have to find a new favourite superhero.
Nooooo! But don't forget, if you prepare for a goodbye in advance, there’s less chance of tears *sad face*.
Sad about Hugh Jackman hanging up his Wolverine vest? Don't be! After all, both Jackman and Ryan Reynolds have hinted that Wolverine will appear in Deadpool 2, so so maybe it’s not the end for Wolverine after all!
Of course, we won’t be completely down in the dumps as we bid farewell to Wolverine, because naturally we’ll feel that sudden burst of giddy excitement (like a child on Christmas Eve) for the inevitable post-credit scene. It is likely to tease the next instalment of the X-Men series, but what if it implies Wolverine’s return?
With the Marvel films always surprising us, this could happen and we’ll be waiting (im)patiently throughout the credits just in case this isn't the last Hugh Jackman/Wolverine film after all.
Plus, with the rumours circulating that young mutant X-23 will be getting her own spin-off, there's plenty of reasons to be cheerful about the future of the Wolverine franchise.
What will you be feeling when Hugh Jackman takes his (potentially) final bow as Wolverine? Let us know @Cineworld.
Nadine Shambrook is a writer who blogs for Cineworld as part of our news team.