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2017 Movie Hype: We Got an Early Look at ‘Logan,’ ‘Alien: Covenant’ and More

Logan

Hugh Jackman will soon be portraying Wolverine for the last time, but it’s not the same X-Men mutant we’ve come to know, love and maybe fear. Instead, this Wolverine is an aging, weary mutant who has put away his claws and just wants to be left alone.

Set in the near future, Logan finds Wolverine retired but still with some fight left within him, even as his healing abilities have slipped away. After the X-Men are wiped out by an evil corporation, Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) seeks out Wolverine for his help. They team with young Laura Kinney (Dafne Keen), a clone of Wolverine who is also known as X-23, in order to save the world.

What about the villains? We’ve already gotten a look at Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook), a cyborg criminal leader. He’s not the only villainous character, of course, and now a new photo of Richard E. Grant identifies him as Rice.

Rice

A photo posted by @wponx on Dec 8, 2016 at 7:24am PST

In the comic books, Dr. Zander Rice is a dastardly character behind the creation of Wolverine clone X-23. He is a master manipulator and should add a good deal of menace to Logan. Speaking of which, Fox previewed the first 40 minutes of footage from the forthcoming movie yesterday and Erik Davis shared his reaction.

I loved every second of what we saw. It’s different, it’s brutal, and the girl, man. It’s all about that little girl. https://t.co/qBwIDnRNMR

— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) December 8, 2016

And yes, @WolverineMovie embraces its R rating tenfold. The action is bloody, brutal & ridiculously badass. Be ready, #Wolverine fans! pic.twitter.com/ynArolZhMy

— Fandango (@Fandango) December 8, 2016

Logan will open in theaters on March 3.

Fox also previewed footage from two more forthcoming blockbusters, Alien: Covenant. and War for the Planet of the Apes. Here are a few reactions, all quite positive.

The #AlienCovenant stuff was crazy, bloody, gnarly & just plain badass. Multiple aliens, hang on to your stomachs – things get gory! https://t.co/QMmykU1NmZ

— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) December 8, 2016

The ALIEN: COVENANT footage is intense. Lots of blood. Lots of protruding aliens.

— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) December 8, 2016

#AlienCovenant looks terrifying. Throwback to Alien 1 & 2. Looks like full blown horror. #Fox2017Preview

— The Playlist (@ThePlaylist) December 8, 2016

Alien: Covenant is due in theaters on May 19.

Guys the opening was so cool. Steve Zahn’s “Bad Ape” looks to be a scene stealer. Funny, soulful. Movie asks: can the world be saved? https://t.co/qE0vRaysd3

— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) December 8, 2016

War for the Planet of the Apes is scheduled for theatrical release on July 14.

Finally, Sony made available a newshot from Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, featuring Matthew McConaughey as the villainous Man in Black and Idris Elba as the heroic Roland Deschain, also known as The Gunslinger.

New #TheDarkTower movie image! Can’t wait to see this one. Hopefully trailer is coming soon. pic.twitter.com/mB7Yvf1o74

— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) December 8, 2016

We have no further information at the moment, but we hope to see a trailer soon. The Dark Tower will open on July 28.

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