Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
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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Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by Angie Han
James Mangold‘s Logan is already looking like one of the most promising superhero movies of 2017, and that’s really saying something in a year that also brings Spider-Man: Homecoming, Justice League, and so many others. The day after 20th Century Fox screened the first act of the movie, I had the chance to sit down with Mangold. He discussed how “exciting” it was to make a comic book movie for adults, what it was like to shoot Hugh Jackman‘s very last scene as Wolverine, what makes Logan original, and more.
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Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Angie Han
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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It’s no secret that a new Logan trailer is coming soon. 20th Century Fox is sending out the frames of the trailer to some lucky fans to assemble online (they’re on the way already), and the new glimpse at the Wolverine sequel should be coming shortly thereafter.
In the meantime, director James Mangold is holding fans over with some new images from the set featuring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and franchise newcomer Dafne Keen as X-23. Plus, he’s also release a snippet of the score from The Wolverine composer Marco Beltrami (not Cliff Martinez), and it sounds rather haunting and frantic.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by Angie Han
Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” served as the perfect soundtrack for that first Logan trailer released last fall, capturing the film’s melancholy tone and gritty vibe. But what about the film itself? What kind of music will we be listening to while Hugh Jackman hacks and slashes his way through one last Wolverine movie?
Previously, the word was that Cliff Martinez (Drive) would be scoring the X-Men spinoff. However, we’re now hearing that he’s quietly dropped out and been replaced by Marco Beltrami, who worked with Logan director James Mangold on The Wolverine and 3:10 to Yuma. More on the new Logan composer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
As we’re all aware by now, Logan is Hugh Jackman‘s very last film as Wolverine — a role he’s been playing for a decade and a half now, starting with 2000’s X-Men. That fact adds an extra layer of poignancy to what already looks like a very bittersweet film, which in turn should make this movie even more of a must-see for fans. So the 20th Century Fox marketing team is leaning into it, hard, with a new Logan poster and a new Logan poster that literally show the sun setting on Hugh Jackman’s time as Wolverine. Check ’em out below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Deadpool definitively proved that an R-rated superhero can make money. But just because the Merc managed to somersault over box office records doesn’t mean there’s no risk involved. Apparently 20th Century Fox was still a little apprehensive about the notion of making Logan an R-rated feature. So Hugh Jackman decided to make things a little easier for them. According to Logan director James Mangold, the actor agreed to a pay cut in exchange for the opportunity to make an R-rated Wolverine movie. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Aside from that spectacular trailer, we know precious little about Logan, the tenth movie in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men series and the swan song for Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine. What we do know has been fed to us via social media, with those involved in the production of the film offering little tidbits here and there.
The latest morsel comes from Mr. Jackman himself, who took to Twitter to share a new look at Richard E. Grant‘s character. We also have a name for the Logan villain, and you can find out what it is below.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
While a certain segment of comic book fans have spent the past decade-plus complaining that the cinematic Wolverine was a tall and strapping Australian man and not a stout weirdo, it’s very possible that the superhero movie boom would never have taken off without Hugh Jackman. The man is inherently likable on camera, managing to lend both humor and gravity to potentially ridiculous situations. And yes, he is also unfairly handsome.
The latest image from Logan, Jackman’s swan song as his most popular character, is a reminder that Jackman can make this whole “anti-mutant dystopia that is a depressing enough to demand a Johnny Cash song in the trailer” thing look real good.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
Hugh Jackman is in great shape. This is obvious to anyone who has ever seen Wolverine in an X-Men movie, which is to say just about everyone, since he’s been in eight of them over the past sixteen years. Wolverine, on the other hand, is not doing so hot. He’s still got the enviable biceps and washboard abs, but in Logan, he’s covered in scars and scrapes that weren’t there before — that couldn’t have been there before because Wolverine used to boast an awesome healing factor.
The first Logan trailer gave us a little peek of what Wolverine’s life looks like these days, now that he’s suffering chronic pain after his powers go into steep decline. Now director James Mangold has shared yet another new photo of Logan looking very much worse for the wear. Check it out below. Read More »