This week another trailer for Logan debuted and gave fans another look at Hugh Jackman during what could be his final appearance. From the trailers, it’s clear that Logan is going to have a darker, more violent tone compared to previous films that have been released in the X-Men universe.
Hugh Jackman sat down with Digital Spy and discussed the movie and how this will be a completely different tone and feel compared to other X-Men movies.
“When you see the full movie you’ll understand. Not only is it different in terms of timeline and tone, it’s a slightly different universe. It’s actually a different paradigm and that will become clear.”
Jackman also explained that when talks surrounding this film began, the studio gave him a blank canvas and wanted Jackman to make this his film.
“I said this was my last one and they said make the movie you want to make.mAnd so Jim [Mangold] and I had this blank canvas and we wanted to make something really different. Definitely tonally different, I kept thinking The Wrestler, Unforgiven.
He was thinking Unforgiven as well and The Gauntlet and these other movies which just seemed to really match his character. Early on we had the idea for the title not having anything to do with Wolverine in it but just being about the man. And what the collateral damage of being Wolverine your entire life would be.”
When fans look back at the X-Men films, Logan will be a complete stand-alone project. Jackman said that his goal was to serve the story he wanted to tell, opposed to following complicated timelines.
“It’s a stand alone movie in many ways. It’s not really beholden to time lines and story lines in the other movies. Obviously Patrick Stewart was in there so we have some crossover but it feels very different and very fresh.
[Following the timelines] becomes a chess game that you try to serve, which actually doesn’t help to tell a story and it’s sort of been a bit all over the place. I’m not critical of it – X-Men was the first movie really in comic book, no one thought there’d be another and there were different directors different off shoots.”
“In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young Mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.”
James Mangold’s Logan, starring Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Richard E. Grant as Zander Rice, Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney, along with Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez, opens in theaters on Friday, March 3.
Source: Digital Spy