For the past two months, the team behind Logan has shown more than told about what the upcoming movie will be about. The steady stream of pictures that Weapon x and Logan director James Mangold have posted have kept fans at bay about the exciting new film. The movie has been said to be different from its predecessors- X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine, and it seems like that is exactly the case after seeing many of the uploaded pictures.
In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, Mangold and Hugh Jackman discussed the dramatic differences that fans should expect from Logan. The director talked about stripping back from all the special effects that were so rampant in superhero movie:
“The goal was to make something human.We made an effort to scale back on the gloss and green-screen.”
Mangold had previously posted a page off the Logan script where he had written: “if you’re on the make for a hyper-choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying CG fuckathon, this ain’t your movie.”The statement seemed to still ring true in the interview with Empire.
Both director and actor seemed to be on the same page when it came to the execution of the film. Jackman made a statement much in line with what Goldman said:
“It’s essential you see this as the story of a man who is struggling with mortality and legacy and whether the world has been better off with him or without him.”
The magazine was also given an exclusive new picture of Wolverine [in a bloody wife-beater tank] carrying the young child which we have come to know as Laura Kinney. Laura seems to be hand-cuffed for some reason (a quick capture and save from The Reavers?) with a burning truck in the background. The state of Wolverine’s clothes may have a link with the scene in the woods where the hero is burying something with a shovel. But that is just a guess, the truth may be far simpler than complicated.