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The Story Behind the X-Men Comic in the LOGAN Trailer

Yesterday, the final trailer for Logan popped its claws and gave us a glimpse of the R-rated goodness to come. Hugh Jackman‘s final Wolverine appearance after 17 years is shaping up to be one of the most exciting X-Men films in the franchise. Aside from X-23 kicking a lot of ass and Professor Xavier’s harder edge, the thing that really stood out in that trailer was a X-Men comic that no one had ever seen before. What’s the scoop on that comic? Today’s Nerdist News is activating Cerebro to bring you the answers!

Join host and Wolverine’s 24th clone, Jessica Chobot, as she unravels the origin of the X-Men comic from Logan. You may have noticed that none of the previous X-Men films directly used any of Marvel’s comic book covers, although X-Men: Apocalypse almost had one of Bill Sienkiewicz’s Dazzler covers in the final cut. For Logan, the comic exists in part because of Jackman himself, since he personally asked Marvel’s Joe Quesada to draw the four page X-Men story that appeared in the trailer, with inker Dan Panosian finishing Quesada’s pencils and contributing a few covers as well. Panosian originally relayed the story to Bleeding Cool.

While Logan didn’t appear to be too impressed by his comic book counterpart, he’s far from the first Marvel superhero to go a little meta. But perhaps the most intriguing part of this is that Marvel and Fox actually found a compromise to include the comic within the film. Hopefully that means more collaboration between the two sides in the future. It may not lead to say…the Fantastic Four movie rights going back to Marvel, but it’s something!

What did you think about the X-Men comic in the Logan trailer? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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