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Here's the trailer in question:

What is this compelling song?

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    Seriously though, what about Google-fu? Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 7:13
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    @Gallifreian, fair enough. I will admit it didn't even occur to me because sometimes I'm asking questions that I think will interest others on this site. People who haven't seen the trailer wouldn't know there's anything interesting to look up. (Sue me.) Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 7:26
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    Makes sense. Nice song, but I didn't watch the trailer. Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 7:48
  • It's not even the first trailer to use it! Commented Feb 12, 2017 at 23:13
  • Honestly though, what a trailer, holy f*ck!
    – Möoz
    Commented Jan 11, 2018 at 21:22

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Johnny Cash - Hurt1

Released in 2002 for his album American IV: The Man Comes Around.

Originally written and performed by Nine Inch Nails.

Director James Mangold did an interview with Empire magazine, where he explained his choice of music as "standing out":

Obviously I have a connection and a fondness for Johnny Cash, and his tone and his message and his music. But the real driver in all these decisions is trying to separate ourselves, in an accurate way, from the other superhero movies.

We think we’re going to deliver something a little different and we want to make sure we’re selling audiences on the difference. Sometimes even when a movie’s a little different, the studio’s trying to market the movie just like all the others. [Cash’s] music, in a way, separates us from the standard, bombastic, brooding orchestral, swish-bang, doors opening and slamming, explosions kind of methodology of some of these movies.

Same website also provides some parallels between the lyrics and Logan himself.

1 As reported here, here, and here.

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    “But the real driver in all these decisions is trying to separate ourselves, in an accurate way, from the other superhero movies.” Except for Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool and Suicide Squad, which all did the same thing and seemed to be successful, which made us want to do it too. Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 10:00
  • Yeah, Gallifreian, I think there's other interesting content at your links you might want include. Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 15:46
  • @PaulD.Waite - dunno, watched none of them. Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 16:11
  • @ThePopMachine - like what? Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 16:11
  • Too busy for a detailed read, but I'm sure others can comment. Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 16:45

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