Third films in a trilogy always seem to suffer in some way. Star Wars: Episode III, which was supposed to show us how Darth Vader became the awesome sith that he is, ended up being lackluster and anti-climatic. The "third" film of both the Twilight and Hunger Games saga were split into two parts, and just lost so much momentum by the time both sagas reached Part 2.
Then, we have the X-Men trilogies. The first trilogy's third film was so badly done, and almost everybody missed the important post-credits scene which explained some plotholes in later films. Meanwhile, when it comes to the new X-Men trilogy, X-Men: Apocalypse almost marked the apocalypse of the franchise which was just about to be good with the help of Days of Future Past and First Class.
So, when it was announced that there would be a third film for what is now a Wolverine trilogy, the big question is: Will it suffer the same fate as previous trilogies?
Looking at the newly-released final trailer for the film, perhaps the answer doesn't come with the "X" mark. Which may be a good thing.
The trailer, along with the first trailer released towards the end of 2016, shows hope. The film looks and feels dark. The soundtrack isn't typical X-Men style, which is a breath of fresh air for the entire series. And ever since Deadpool's worldwide acceptance, it seems that Fox has more courage to include more violent scenes, as seen in the trailer.
The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world, which is interesting, given its release after the film X-Men: Apocalypse. Given that this is possibly Hugh Jackman's last outing as the clawed hero and the fact that Wolverine eventually dies in the comics, here's to hoping that this is not the end of greatness, but the birth of new era. Could life after apocalypse be good?
Hopefully we don't need to wait for an actual apocalypse to find out.