Logan, the next Wolverine movie, got its first trailer today, but if you were watching the North American version (above), you missed out on one heck of a scene. The international trailer is a few seconds longer and features a moment which has Wolverine pushing his adamantium claws through a man’s skull.
The upcoming movie is confirmed to be R-rated, and this scene shows that it’s sitting comfortably in that space. You can see it for yourself in the GIF below.
Director James Mangold broke down the trailer with Empire and said the moment represents the “aggressive, classical Wolverine action that we want in the movie–more of something that fans have been asking for, for a really long time.”
“We’ve been limited in one way or another from giving it to them, but I think we’ve got the go-ahead to really go for it on this picture,” he continued. “So we’re really trying to deliver what folks have always imagined those kind of battles would look like. There is a lot of high-octane action in the movie. We’re just trying to do it very differently and very viscerally.”
When production began back in May, producer Simon Kinberg talked about Wolverine and the tone of Logan.
“It’s a very radical, bold, different Wolverine than you’ve ever seen in any of these [other] movies,” Kinberg said. “It takes place in the future, and … it is an R-rated movie. It’s violent, it’s kind of like a western in its tone. It’s just a very cool, different film.”
Logan opens in theaters next year on March 3 and is set to be Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as the character. In addition to Jackman, Logan stars Patrick Stewart (X-Men), Stephen Merchant (Portal 2), Doris Morgado (2 Guns), Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl), and Elizabeth Rodriguez (The Drop).