Logan director James Mangold has revealed that the theatrical cut of Logan which hits theaters today is actually the directors cut of the film.
Over the last year, we’ve seen a trend of extended home releases with films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition was a director’s cut of the film that packed in an extra half hour of footage that gave us much more Superman than the theatrical version did. The Suicide Squad Extended Cut also added another eleven minutes of entertainment to the villainous team-up flick.
But fans hoping for an extra but of Hugh Jackman in his last outing as Wolverine are going to be disappointed. When asked on Twitter if there was going to be directors cut released of Logan, Mangold revealed the version now playing in theaters is indeed the director’s cut fo the Wolverine film.
@PotterDarth Yes. There is. It is the one in theaters.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) March 1, 2017
While an extended cut of a film is a nice bonus, it doesn’t seem necessary in this case as the film already has an R rating, allowing Mangold to ratchet up the violence this time around rather than having to dial it back for a PG-13 rating.
But what do you think? Would you have like to see a bit more of Hugh Jackman in his last portrayal as Logan? Those who have seen the film, do you think it could benefit from an extended cut? Or would it be unnecessary? Sound off in the comments below.
The film stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Boyd Holbrook. Here’s the official synopsis:
“In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X 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.”
Logan is now playing.