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In New Wolverine Movie, Anyone Can Die, Even Logan
Marvel’s saltiest military veteran, X-Men’s Wolverine, is headed back to the big screen, and this time he isn’t pulling any punches.
The two-minute long red band trailer for “Logan,” just dropped and the upcoming R-rated movie looks to be a far-cry from the last string of special effects heavy flicks about Marvel’s mutant superhero team. Set to Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt,” the tone is somber, while fast-past fight scenes and moments of self-reflection hint at a darker, heavier X-Men movie than we’ve seen before.
Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine, now going by his first name alone: Logan. He’s older now, and shots of him bloody and bandaged indicate that his healing powers are starting to fade. A photo of the screenplay, posted by the director James Mangold, confirms as much, as well as indicating that this will be a different kind of superhero movie, think “Deadpool” not “Avengers.”
“In this flick, people will get hurt or killed when shit falls on them,” reads the screenplay. “They will get just a hurt or just as killed if they get hit with something big and heavy like, say, a car. Should anyone in our story have the misfortune to fall off a roof or out a window, they won't bounce. They will die.”
Page two of our screenplay. pic.twitter.com/5X93NtWuVS
— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 5, 2016
Set sometime in the future, when mutants are all but extinct, Logan and Charles Xavier, played by Patrick Stewart, are charged with defending a young girl — she’s actually a female clone of Wolverine — who’s being hunted by para-military personnel.
Though the trailer is packed full of action, it’s not the type one typically sees in a superhero movie, and that’s deliberate.
"Now might be a good time to talk about the ‘fights’ described in the next 100 or so pages,” reads the screenplay of “Logan,” which is set to release in March 2017. “Basically, if you're on the make for a hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying, CG fuckathon, this ain't your movie."
So, if you’re tired of seeing cities leveled with zero collateral damage, and want to see Wolverine go ham on a bunch of bad guys that don’t get up after being impaled by his adamantium — aka, rare space metal — claws, then check out the trailer below.
A Marine wanted for killing his mother's boyfriend reportedly escaped police by hiding inside an RV they'd spent hours searching before towing it to a parking lot, where he escaped under the cover of darkness.
It wasn't until more than two weeks later authorities finally caught up to Michael Brown at his mom's home, which was the scene of the crime.
Brown stuffed himself into a tight spot in his camper during an hours-long search of the vehicle on Nov. 10, according to NBC affiliate WSLS in Virginia. A day earlier, cops said Brown fatally shot his mother's boyfriend, Rodney Brown. The AWOL Marine remained on the lam until Nov. 27, where he was finally apprehended without incident.
No motive is yet known for last week's Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shooting tragedy, which appears to have been a random act of violence in which the sailor who fatally shot two civilian workers and himself did not know them and did not plan his actions ahead of time, shipyard commander Capt. Greg Burton said in an "All Hands" message sent out Friday.
Machinist's Mate Auxiliary Fireman Gabriel Antonio Romero of San Antonio, an armed watch-stander on the attack submarine USS Columbia, shot three civilian workers Dec. 4 and then turned a gun on himself while the sub rested in dry dock 2 for a major overhaul, the Navy said.
"The investigation continues, but there is currently no known motive and no information to indicate the sailor knew any of the victims," Burton said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site, the latest in a string of developments aimed at "restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the U.S.", state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.
The test was conducted on Friday at the Sohae satellite launch site, KCNA said, citing a spokesman for North Korea's Academy of Defence Science, without specifying what sort of testing occurred.
Since the Washington Post first published the "Afghanistan papers," I have been reminded of a scene from "Apocalypse Now Redux" in which Army Col. Walter Kurtz reads to the soldier assigned to kill him two Time magazine articles showing how the American people had been lied to about Vietnam by both the Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon administrations.
In one of the articles, a British counterinsurgency expert tells Nixon that "things felt much better and smelled much better" during his visit to Vietnam.
"How do they smell to you, soldier?" Kurtz asks.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Erik Prince, the controversial private security executive and prominent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month and met Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, one of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro's closest and most outspoken allies, according to five sources familiar with the matter.