In the months since Logan’s release, that early read of the film’s energy has proven correct and the use of Cash’s music has only become more brilliant in retrospect. Not only do Cash’s vocals map perfectly onto the look and feel of the film, but the trailer itself strongly echoes the haunting original music video for “Hurt” from 2002:

Both feature men looking back on their legacies, and seeing only the pain they’ve inflicted on others—especially the people they love. And how, even now, they don’t feel themselves capable of doing anything else.


Hugh Jackman and Logan director James Mangold are hosting a screening of Logan’s black and white cut at the Alamo Drafthouse today to be followed by a streaming Q&A. The rest of us can see the remastered movie on DVD May 23.