Since early photos from the set of Logan hit the web, many thought the upcoming Wolverine sequel could be the first black and white superhero film. Of course, this was not the case. Logan has opened in many places the world over – including Australia; hah! – and is set to earn a huge $170 million worldwide in its opening weekend. For an R-Rated superhero film that 20th Century Fox were hesitant to green light, that is pretty good. The film’s director, James Mangold, has taken to Twitter to reveal that we might receive a black and white version of the upcoming flick.
Fans on Twitter have done some pretty basic edits of the first couple of trailers, adding a black and white filter over the top. Like Mad Max: Fury Road, we will probably see a “Black and Chrome” edition of Logan. Mangold was asked if we will ever see a black and white version of the film, to which the director responded:
So…@mang0ld, by all that is good in the world, please let there be a release of Logan that is black and white. I need that in my life.
— . (@AdamMcDee) March 1, 2017
@AdamMcDee Workin’ on it.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) March 1, 2017
So, with that, when we will actually see it? If we are using Fury Road as an example, that film opened in theatres on May 15th, 2015 and then released a black and chrome version on December 6th, 2016. Yeah, if we use that as an example, I would not be getting too excited yet. Of course, audiences still have to see the damn movie! Logan is currently sitting at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, the same score as Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight; could the final Hugh Jackman-Wolverine flick be an Oscar contender? That remains to be seen, although, there is a good chance…
Are you guys excited by this development? Logan opens everywhere on March 3rd, 2017.