The first trailer for Logan was such a hit with fans that it seems to have spawned its own trailer memes. Earlier this week, the Logan trailer was recreated with clips from X-Men: The Animated Series and X-Men: Evolution. Now, X2: X-Men United — or X2, if you’re nasty — has been given a new trailer in the style of Logan.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Sam Ibrahim released his take on the X-Men 2 trailer, and he did a lot more than just adding Johnny Cash‘s “Hurt” cover to the soundtrack. All of the footage from X2 was recut in black and white, which added a grim and foreboding touch. Bryan Singer‘s second X-Men movie already had a few ominous moments, including Jean Grey’s intuition that “something terrible is about to happen.”
The new trailer stays away from most of the big action set pieces from X2, while focusing on Wolverine’s brief recollections of his transformation into a weapon, and the very painful memories of Nightcrawler. It also uses a few clips from William Stryker’s assault on the X-Mansion, which forced Wolverine to unleash his inner beast in order to protect the next generation of mutants.
Ibrahim even ended the trailer on an oddly human note, as Logan and Stryker’s connection was felt even through a wall of ice. It’s not as intimate as the bond between Logan and Laura/X-23, but the way that moment played in X2 seemed to indicate that Stryker and Logan had once been friends. That’s not the way it worked out in X-Men Origins: Wolverine or X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it’s not like the X-Men films were ever big on consistency!
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