Logan may have been a particularly bittersweet farewell to both Patrick Stewart as Professor X and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but Stewart has claimed that he had a lot of fun with the movie. In addition, he reveals what worried him about the film before he began filming.
Speaking with Mirror UK, Stewart revealed that his biggest concern with the movie was not with its much bleaker outlook on the X-Men setting, but that he was worried about being typecast in his old age:
“There might have been moments before Logan when I thought, ‘If I do this and I really go for it, am I only going to get cast as geriatrics from now on?’ I am not quite there yet!”
However, once he found his footing, Stewart found that he greatly enjoyed the role, especially once he’d learned that he’d be playing off of Jackman in nearly every scene that he was in:
“Will people say, ‘Oh, no, we can’t have him playing a healthy, fit individual. He is just too weak and frail and old.’ But screw it! It was so much fun… And I enjoyed every aspect of it, particularly given that I was going to be sharing almost all of my time with Hugh [Jackman].”
Logan is certainly not a movie for the faint of heart and it’s an incredibly hard movie for X-Men fans to watch, but Stewart definitely left the franchise on a high note. Here’s hoping that he can have another performance as powerful as the one he gave in his X-Men swan song.
Logan is available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and On-Demand, with a cast that includes Hugh Jackman as James “Logan” Howlett (Wolverine), Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier (Professor X), Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, Richard E. Grant as Dr. Zander Rice, Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney (X-23).
Source: Mirror UK
7 Comic Book Characters Who Deserve To Have R-Rated Films
Hollywood has a very interesting and tumultuous history with self-censorship. It took until the late 1960s for a rating system to be established. With the establishment of the MPAA rating system it brought freedom, but there has been a bit of self-control with big studio films. The R-rating was dismissed because of fear of losing money. Superheroes have historically been seen as entertainment for children, so it was often relegated to being PG-13. Fears of the R-rating have recently been diminished with recent box office superhero hits such as Kick-Ass, Deadpool, and this year’s hugely successful, Logan. With this openness to R-rated films studios might want to consider allowing other comic book characters to get the same treatment, and there are several who deserve it
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