Way back in the warm, sunny days of June, we reported on a rather strange looking Chrysler-badged limousine spotted during filming for the latest installment in the Wolverine saga. Now, with the first trailer for Logan (or Wolverine 3, if you prefer its informal name) hitting the internet, we’re getting another look at the odd limo, along with a few other offerings from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
There’s a flock of “Federal Police” Rams and a spinning, bluish-green Rebel – we’re guessing Wolverine and Professor Xavier stole it from some kind of work crew – judging by the gold-ish decals on the door and the work box in the bed. Our look at the Chrysler limo isn’t great, although it does appear in two scenes of the trailer. We’re thinking these shots are connected, and here’s why.
Our first sighting comes in a cemetery, where the hulking limo sits in the background while Wolverine takes a pull from a pint of liquor. This scene ties in neatly with the images from June – we’ve embedded the tweet that posted the original shots at the bottom – which shows Wolverine wearing the same clothing. Comparing the shape of the limo’s mirrors in June with a later scene in the trailer, we can safely say that Wolverine eventually ends up driving the limo, with a worried Professor Xavier in the backseat.
While FCA hasn’t been shy about wanting to hook up with Hollywood blockbusters, Logan is quite a lot different than Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens, or even Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The tone of this entire trailer, from Johnny Cash’s baleful cover of Nine Inch Nails’ Hurt to the dire medical condition of Patrick Stewart’s Professor Xavier, is depressing and emotional. That’s a far cry from the super-successful superhero blockbusters that roll out of Marvel Studios every year.
You can spot the exterior of the limo at 0:17, the interior at 1:03 (the scene is cut to make it look like Logan and Professor X are driving the Ram Rebel that appears at 1:02), and the police Rams at 0:48. Aside from the new FCAs, there’s also a lovely first-gen Ford Bronco. Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017.