Fox Worried About Logan

As all the trailers for the upcoming Wolverine sequel Logan have indicated, this movie will be much different from what fans have seen before from the adamantium-clad mutant’s solo adventures. Both X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine tried too hard to be X-Men movies in their own way, but Logan is venturing out on its own with an entirely different tone and style, distancing itself from the X-Men franchise as a whole.

Fans should be grateful and thankful that this opportunity that what may end up being Hugh Jackman‘s last outing as Wolverine (unless a Deadpool crossover can bring him back) ended up being something much more bold and daring in the superhero genre. 20th Century Fox was originally very timid about the prospect of doing such a dark Wolverine movie, and once they found out what the thematic elements within the story, they were even worried it would be boring.

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The ‘Logan’ IMAX Poster Goes Old School

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A few years ago, director James Mangold shared ten movies that inspired The Wolverine, his first outing in the X-Men universe. If nothing else, that list showcased Mangold as a man with great taste in classic and contemporary cinema. Few things make me happy quite like a filmmaker actively thinking about Black Narcissus and The French Connection while working on a major superhero movie.

So it’s appropriate that the new IMAX poster for Logan, Mangold’s second Wolverine movie and Hugh Jackman‘s swan song as the character, looks like it was torn from a movie theater wall circa 1973.

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logan clip

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Ten years ago, Wolverine was a member of the X-Men, saving the world on a daily basis and slicing through hordes of bad guys as if they were made out of butter. But in the upcoming Logan, it looks like all of that hard work has amounted to a crummy job and a desperate phone call about wanting to buy a used boat for lower than the listed price. This new clip from James Mangold‘s film really does sell this as being a very different Wolverine movie than we’re used to seeing.

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‘Logan’ Clip: Wolverine Counts to Three

Hugh Jackman in Logan clip

With less than a month to go until the release date, 20th Century Fox’s Logan marketing campaign is in full swing. Just hours after the studio dropped a big, bloody Super Bowl spot for the X-Men spinoff, they’ve also unleashed the first Logan clip. In it, Logan (Hugh Jackman) and a buddy (Eriq La Salle) get into a confrontation with some “Okie dickheads” (Logan’s words, not mine) over their right to be on a particular piece of property. Click through to watch the first Logan clip.
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logan super bowl spot

On the occasion of the Super Bowl, 20th Century Fox has unleashed a brand-new TV spot for LoganHugh Jackman returns one last time to play Wolverine, reuniting with The Wolverine director James Mangold.

The X-Men spinoff picks up in the not-very-distant future with an older Logan whose superpowers are in decline. He’s long since retired from the superhero game, and spends his days working as a driver and caring for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart). But he’s called to action when he meets a young mutant, Laura (Dafne Keen), who reminds him of himself. Watch the Logan Super Bowl spot below. Read More »

jurassic world trilogy

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • J.A. Bayona suggests that Jurassic World 2 will begin filming very soon.
  • Deadpool 2 will ignore (and maybe mock) X-Men movie continuity.
  • Hugh Jackman reveals a new poster for Logan.
  • A Cars 3 video game is on the way.
  • Saw: Legacy reveals two new cast members…after it has finished filming.
  • Santiago Cabrera talks about joining Transformers: The Last Knight.
  • Cameras have begun to roll on the new Tomb Raider.

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‘Logan’ Images: X-23 Unleashes the Fury

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The latest trailer for Logan continued to help make James Mangold‘s film stand out from the herd. Everything we’ve seen so far from the R-rated comic book movie implies what Mangold has been saying all along: this isn’t your average superhero movie.  Hugh Jackman recently described Logan as a slightly more violent Little Miss Sunshine, which isn’t the typical go-to reference for most comic book movies.

Below, check out some new Logan images.

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logan different universe

UPDATE: The MPAA has officially given Logan an R-rating. We have added the details below.

Readers of the X-Men comics have gotten used to the concept of alternate timelines and diverging universes where familiar characters take on unfamiliar existences and events that would never happen in actual canon totally happen. The famous Old Man Logan storyline, one of the building blocks for director James Mangold‘s Logan, is one of those stories, taking place in a dystopian future where the villains have won and Wolverine attempts to survive in a world without heroes.

So it’s only appropriate that Hugh Jackman, set to play the adamantium-clawed hero for the ninth (and supposedly final) time on screen, says that Logan takes place in an alternate universe that is not beholden to the rules and continuity of the other X-Men movies.

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Logan poster

Normally, when a studio offers us the chance to preview footage from an upcoming film, we’re treated to a handful of clips. In the case of James Mangold‘s Logan, we saw the entire first act — perhaps 30 or 40 minutes of footage. Such a move speaks to 20th Century Fox’s faith in the film, touted as Hugh Jackman‘s very last performance of Wolverine after 17 years. And based on what we saw, that confidence is well placed.

Mangold’s Logan feels unlike any superhero movie in recent movie, and yet its gritty Western vibe feels perfectly suited to Jackman’s world-weary take on the character. If this really is the last time we’ll see his Wolverine, it seems like a fitting end to his tenure. Read our Logan footage review below.

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The sun is setting on Hugh Jackman‘s tenure as Wolverine (well, assuming Ryan Reynolds can’t coax him back for a Deadpool crossover), but he’s not going out quietly. The former X-Man may be older and grayer in Logan — and thanks to the decline of his mutant powers, he’s in a state of chronic pain that he self-medicates with booze. But he’s still got the ability to unleash hell when the situation calls for it, and he finds himself compelled to do just that when he meets Laura (Dafne Keen), a young mutant who needs his help.

The latest Logan trailer from 20th Century Fox offers just a little taste of the fight to come, and you can watch it after the jump.
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