I admit I’m a little over obsessed with the MCU, but they have been doing something really interesting really well for a while now. They aren’t quite the only ones who have actually managed to properly create a “Cinematic Universe” but they are close. Fox’s X-men has done a pretty decent job of making a connected series of movies as well, including doing a reboot that ties in with the old movies even.
Logan here is part of that series, though I’m not entirely sure where it falls in the whole timeline. It looks to be kind of post apocalyptic future, and Logan mentions there are no more mutants in his voice over. It also features the return of Patrick Stewart as Professor X, which is a nice little bonus. This kind of suggests it’s in the future, beyond X-men 3 and possibly Days of Future’s Past. The current mainline X-men movies are running along in the 80s, though Deadpool seems to be set in the modern world. Also, you know, Old Man Logan, though there is likely a plot reason for why that’s the case.
Aside from Xavier and Logan, there seems to be a few other mutants still in this world. Logan in the trailer is hanging around with a mysterious young girl, one who is “much like him” according to the voice over. There also seems to be some claws on claws. Basically, it seems very likely that this is none other than X-23, who is basically Wolverine in young girl form, not literally, but in spirit. While this is pretty cool, if this movie is set int he distant future, it’s kind of disappointing since it means she won’t be showing up later in the main movies, at least not without more time travel shenanigans.
There are also some rumors that Deadpool will show up in this film, though he doesn’t appear in the trailer anywhere and frankly, I kind of hope not, since I feel like he’s ruin the tone and steal the show so to speak. I feel like it’s more likely that Gambit will make an appearance, given his history with Wolverine and because he’s getting his own film eventually. Of course, there are timeline problems with this as well.