Finally a promotional image for Logan that’s in color! The third and final outing for Hugh Jackman as the clawed mutant Wolverine had been ramping up to the release of its first official trailer via its social media campaign with a slew of moody black and white photos. Since the release of the trailer, Fox has continued to drop black and white photos but it seems kind of pointless knowing the film is not going to release in black at white, at least not theatrically at this point.
Empire Magazine released a color image of Wolverine rescuing X-23 who seems to have been held prisoner. The film is set in the year 2024 and will feature a plot involving the government turning mutant children into killing machines in a top-secret government program called ‘Transigen’. X-23 is a young girl named Laura Kinney, daughter of Dr. Sarah Kinney, who was a renowned mutant geneticist that was tasked with creating a clone of Wolverine after the top secret government program failed to recreate the Weapon X experiment. Kinney — against her superiors orders — produced a female subject after she proposed to create a female Wolverine due to the Y-Chromosome of the only genetic sample in the program being damaged. As punishment for her insubordination, Kinney was forced to serve as surrogate mother for the clone leading to the birth of Laura.
In the film set in a seemingly X-Men absent future, an older Logan and X-23 are being hunted by the Reavers, a group of cyborg assassins led by Donald Pierce (Boyd Holdbrook).
In addition to serving as mentor and protector of X-23, Wolverine has his hands full taking care of Charles Xavier (Sir Patrick Stewart) who is in a state of cognitive decline. It seems in his age, the Professor’s powers have gotten the best of him. Assisting Wolverine is Caliban (Stephen Merchant), an albino mutant who has the ability to track other mutants.
The film’s official synopsis reads:
In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. A government-type operation is turning mutant children into killing machines. From this, Logan emerges as a mentor to a mutant girl, who has two claws instead of his three.