Hugh Jackman first came onto the scene as Wolverine in 2000's X-Men, and now, seventeen years later (or at least it will be by the time this movie is released) he dons that character for one final time, and his final outing as Wolverine looks absolutely phenomenal. It looks to be an emotional, personal end to Logan's story, simultaneously creating closure for such a beloved character and passing the torch down to Dafne Keen's X23, a young girl created by the Essex corporation by using Wolverine's blood, as hinted at during the post credits scene in X-Men: Apocalypse. We don't get a look at X23 in action, her adamantium claws nowhere to be seen just yet, but the film does appear to be creating a strong connection between her and Logan, and I really hope this relationship works on screen.
The two Wolverine solo movies haven't been all that fantastic. I do quite enjoy The Wolverine, but it has its fair share of problems, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine is just unspeakably bad. Logan, finally, seems to be giving Wolverine the movie he deserves, and I do hope the R rating assists in doing so. He's angry, worn down and ready to die, and this should make for a rather fantastic solo movie. Director James Mangold also appears to have crafted a rather beautiful looking film. The cinematic's and the camera work is all looking really promising, and if the final film does end up being as good as this trailer, Logan has the potential to be one of the best X-Men movies to date.
Personally, as a big X-Men fan, I do hope things are beginning to end for this franchise. I truly hope Fox are starting to wrap things up. Their franchise has lasted nearly two decades, and it probably will reach that point once they make a few more Deadpool related movies. I can't wait for Deadpool 2, and the same goes for the Deadpool spinoff, X-Force, but I can't say I'm too excited for the idea of more Fox-made X-Men movies any time soon. Once they make a bazillion dollars off Deadpool, which I will happily pay to see, I hope we see the end of the X-Men franchise, and hey, maybe in a few years time we'll see them return to Marvel, where they really belong.