Logan Cameos

Logan may technically be an X-Men spinoff, but it doesn’t really feel like an X-Men movie — or really any superhero movie, for that matter. It’s more akin to an offbeat road trip flick a la Little Miss Sunshine, filtered through a grimy Western vibe and undergirded by years of cinematic and comic book history. During a recent press day in New York, I had a chance to sit down with director James Mangold to talk about his unusual superhero movie. We discussed the many other films that influenced this one, the political relevance of the X-Men franchise, the consequences (or lack thereof) of movie violence, and your new favorite X-Men character, Laura.

Read our full James Mangold interview below.

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The ‘Logan’ IMAX Poster Goes Old School

logan imax poster

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 »

the batman director

Yesterday, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing The Batman. One day, someone is going to write a book explaining exactly what was going on behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. that led to this revolving door of filmmakers on all of their projects. We’ll surely know someday. But not today.

So today is a day of speculation. As Matt Reeves and Mat Ross emerge as apparent frontrunners, it’s time to do that thing where we make a list of people who should direct the next Batman movie. Some of these names are totally plausible. Some are wishful thinking. Others are here just because the thought of them directing a big-budget superhero movie makes me giggle uncontrollably. Most of all, this an excuse for us to just goof off and daydream while Warner Bros. figures everything out.

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‘Logan’ Images: X-23 Unleashes the Fury

logan images

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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James Mangold interview / directing The Wolverine

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: HomecomingJustice 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.

Watch our James Mangold interview below.  Read More »

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logan trailer

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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