Spoilers! Major, huge spoilers for ‘Logan’ follow, so be warned and turned back if you’re yet to see the critically acclaimed superhero drama. ‘Logan’ director James Mangold has confirmed that he sowed the seeds for the new film’s heart-rending ending four years in his first X-Men spin-off ‘The Wolverine’.
20th Century Fox has released an emotional new video revealing Hugh Jackman’s last day on ‘Logan’, his final time playing X-Men hero Wolverine, and you can see the Aussie star choking up with emotion as he thanks the assembled cast and crew after the last “cut” is called. The ‘Logan’ “Legacy” trailer can be watched above, but you’ll want to skip ahead to the 01:48 mark to see Hugh’s final day on set. “It’s a really surreal day,” says Jackman, 17 years on from ‘X-Men’, his first film as Wolverine.
Appearing on Instagram, he revealed a candid look at one of his ‘Logan’ recording sessions… and it’s the funniest thing you’ll see all day. Clearly, Jackman is channelling a lot of rage in this hysterical (and slightly scary) new clip… But it’s absolutely amazing how easily he can turn it off at the very end of the video, when he calmly turns to the camera and simply says: “Hi”.
It took just one trailer for Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine in ‘Logan’ to go from being a film many struggled to get excited about, to one they couldn’t wait to see. The film is unlike any superhero movie before it. Essentially a western, it’s grisly, astoundingly mature and director James Mangold can’t believe he got to make it.
Whilst it had long been declared that the upcoming ‘Logan’ would be Hugh Jackman’s final appearance in the X-Men movie universe, there was more of a question mark over whether or not it would also mark the end of the road for Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier – but now, the 76-year old British acting legend has confirmed that ‘Logan’ will also be his X-Men swansong. “A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us [Stewart, Jackman and director James Mangold] sat, watching the movie.
The first reviews for ‘Logan’ are in – and if this is indeed Hugh Jackman’s swansong as the iconic superhero Wolverine, it looks he’s really going out with a bang. With 57 reviews taken into account thus far at Rotten Tomatoes, ‘Logan’ currently has a magnificent 96% fresh rating – the highest score yet for an entry in the ‘X-Men’ series.
‘Logan’ may (or, possibly may not?) mark Hugh Jackman’s retirement from his signature role, but it seems director James Mangold isn’t necessarily done with the ‘X-Men’ universe. Speaking to We Got This Covered, Mangold expressed hopes that he may revisit the key new character that will be introduced in ‘Logan’ – young Wolverine clone X-23, played by child actress Dafne Keen.
It looks as though ‘Logan’ is definitely going it alone. During an interview with We Got This Covered, director James Mangold revealed that an early draft included some awesome-sounding mutant cameos… but they didn’t make the cut. “There were times early on in the story where I played with the idea of Hugh coming along, and I don’t want to give away anything, but I played with there being an underground railroad where there were a couple of other mutants that he met on the journey,” he explained.
‘Deadpool’ screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have confirmed that, contrary to recent rumours, we definitely won’t be seeing Ryan Reynolds as the merc with the mouth in the upcoming ‘Logan’ – but they don’t rule out a Deadpool/Wolverine crossover in the future. Speaking to The Playlist, Reese firmly states the rumoured ‘Logan’ cameo is “not happening. The tones are just too different.
Since Hugh Jackman first teased he was to hang up Wolverine’s adamantium claws for good and step away from the role he first played 17 years ago, many naturally wondered what drove him to making the decision. With Jackman’s final outing as the famed X-Man approaching in March’s ‘Logan’, Jackman has revealed it was comedian Jerry Seinfeld who drove the decision, after talking to him about leaving his hit US sitcom Seinfeld on a creative high. “He doesn’t particularly like parties, and I’m a little the same,” Jackman told Empire Magazine in this month’s (issue 333) cover feature.
A new ‘Logan’ trailer is here… and it’s pretty epic. Exploding onto the internet, the latest ‘Logan’ trailer has already blown ‘X-Men’ fans away. Featuring a longer look at Laura Kinney – aka X-23 – the new trailer shows us exactly why we needed an R-Rated Wolverine movie.
Sad but true… in barely two months time, we’ll have seen the very last of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Almost 17 years after he debuted the role with his star-making turn in Bryan Singer’s original ‘X-Men,’ the now 48-year old actor will bow out on the upcoming ‘Logan,’ the third and final solo movie based around the indestructible Canadian mutant with the adamantium claws.
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At last, Hugh Jackman has returned the burn he got courtesy of Ryan Reynolds in ‘Deadpool’. Jackman chose the occasion of Reynolds receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to deliver his dazzling comeback. Later, Deadpool is spotted with a Jackman mask, to hide his terrible disfigurement from his lady love, Vanessa.
Hugh Jackman looking extremely miffed in the first trailer for ‘Logan’. Hugh Jackman took a pay cut to ensure his final outing as mutant superhero Wolverine was as bloody and sweary as he and fans have been craving. James Mangold, who directs Jackman in ‘Logan’, revealed the detail following a screening of 40 minutes of footage at an event in Texas.
‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds has a suggestion for a future X-Men universe movie that sounds like a total no-brainer – although, at this point in time, it seems unlikely to happen. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor says he’d love nothing more than to team up with the guy he spent a good deal of 2016’s surprise smash hit making fun of: Hugh Jackman. “I want Deadpool and Wolverine in a movie together.
The one major thorn in the side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has always been that the comic book label-turned-studio does not own the movie rights to a small portion of their best-loved characters. This is question often asked of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige – and, right now, his answer is definitively negative. Asked by Variety about the likelihood of such a deal between Marvel and Fox, the producer responded, “It’s an impossibility at this juncture.
20th Century Fox released the sombre first trailer for ‘Logan’, and it’s a doozy. Featuring Hugh Jackman as an aged Wolverine and Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier, ‘Logan’ is set to be the third and final solo outing for Wolverine, so it’s fitting that the first trailer has been scored with Johnny Cash’s cover of ‘Hurt’, one of the iconic musician’s last hits.
Hugh Jackman will face off against the Reavers in his final outing as iconic Marvel superhero Wolverine. In the comics, the Reavers are a gang of augmented human assassins best known for serving Apocalypse in the famed 'Age of Apocalypse’ storyline. In ‘Logan’, the Reavers will most likely be led by Boyd Holbrook’s Pierce, a character known in the comics for leading the villainous group.
Appearing in the upcoming ‘Wolverine’ sequel, it looks as though Stephen Merchant has gone through a bit of a transformation to become Caliban - the albino ‘X-Men’ mutant who is now looking after Professor X. Appearing on Twitter, ‘Logan’ director James Mangold revealed Stephen Merchant’s new look… and it’s a rather impressive transformation. It looks as though Stephen Merchant himself couldn’t resist dropping another picture, too… and this time, we get a very small glimpse of Caliban’s costume.
For most performers, appearing as a character from a Marvel superhero comic would be a dream come true. Howard was really disappointed with Robert Downey Jr – as well as the studio – after the former was let go from the ‘Iron Man’ franchise for apparently refusing to take a lower salary for the superhero sequel. Discussing how he had helped convince studio execs to hire Downey in the first place and hoping for similar aid in return, he told Rolling Stone, “I called Robby…leaving messages with his assistants, called him at least 17 times that day and 21 the next and finally left a message saying, ‘look, man, I need the help that I gave you’.
It looks as though ‘Logan’ has its first villain… and it’s not Mr Sinister. According to The Wrap, the upcoming ‘Wolverine’ sequel will star comic book character, X-23… and they even know exactly who will be playing her. In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. ‘Logan’s plot follows a government-type operation called ‘Transigen’ that is turning mutant children into killing machines.