Director James Mangold has explained why he decided to kill off Wolverine in the highly-acclaimed 2017 film Logan. [250][251][252][253][254] Fox, however, was more conservative with its estimations, predicting an opening in the mid $60 million range. [203][204][205][206] In October 2015, Fox confirmed that Logan would be released in the IMAX format. According to Fox, that was the highest debut for any X-Men title in the territory, marginally ahead of X-Men: Apocalypse. He pointed that the arts had to resemble the style used in the Bronze Age of Comic Books, and pointed that they also served to contrast their campy style with the darker tone of the live-action film itself. "[195], Using the image of Logan at a funeral as an example of his stylistic logic,[196] Mangold concluded by mentioning the aspects within modern filmmaking, primarily everything in close-up format. [57][58][59][60] In the commentary to X-Men: Apocalypse, director Bryan Singer had stated that his film's post-credits scene would directly connect with the on-screen debut of X-Men antagonist Mister Sinister in Logan. [66], —James Mangold, on the development and approach of Logan[67], In November 2013, 20th Century Fox initiated discussions over another solo film starring Wolverine, with James Mangold in negotiations to write the treatment for the film and Lauren Shuler Donner returning to produce under The Donners' Company. [116][117] Also by April, Richard E. Grant was cast as a villainous mad scientist,[118][119] and Stephen Merchant had also been cast. Logan needed to be R-rated for reasons beyond violence and language, according to the movie's co-writer/director James Mangold. "[291] Stephanie Zacharek of Time magazine said, "The grim side of human nature is all over James Mangold's Logan. "[281] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave 3.5/4, and called it "a hard-ass, R-rated rager that explodes with action". Fans were excited when it was first announced Logan was receiving an R rating, which would finally allow the dark, bloody side of the Wolverine character to come forth. 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[61][62][63][64][65] In January 2017, Mangold stated that the character would not appear in this film. [7][8] It is directed by James Mangold, who co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Green and Scott Frank, from a story by Mangold. [207][208][209] In the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, the film was preceded by a short film, Deadpool: No Good Deed. Debut", "Box office preview: Logan to slash competition", "Box Office: 'Logan' Slicing and Dicing Toward Year's Biggest Debut", "Box Office: Hugh Jackman's 'Logan' Rakes in $9.5 Million on Thursday", "Weekend Box Office: 'Logan' Sinks Claws Into Huge $85.3M Debut", "Box Office: 'Logan' Goes Berserker With Record-Slashing $85.3M Weekend", "More Superhero Films Should Be R-Rated, Say Moviegoers", "Family-Branded Films On Fire At The B.O. [267] Despite such restrictions, the film managed to debut with a better-than-expected $48.9 million, including previews, according to data from Ent Group (Fox reported $46.3 million). "[217] Jackman has also explained that Jerry Seinfeld has convinced him to quit the role stating, "He said to me, when you're creating something it's very important not to run yourself dry. Ryan Reynolds posted an extended version of the teaser via his YouTube channel the day after the film's release. [9] In addition to Jackman, the film also stars Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, and Dafne Keen. She, Logan, and Xavier escape Pierce and his Reavers, but Caliban is tortured into tracking Laura. He said that "The colors and art itself juxtaposed against the raw and savage world in the film capture just how much innocence has been lost over time". 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[139] Producers Kinberg, Shuler Donner and Parker chose to film in Louisiana because of its popularity in film making locations,[140] as well as its filming incentive, which includes a 40% tax credit for movie productions, though it requires a minimum expenditure of US$300,000. [105][106], In January 2016, Jackman confirmed that Mangold had a full screenplay, albeit not complete. A neo-western told through the prism of a comic book movie, James Mangold’s Logan takes Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and breaks him into a thousand pieces, rebuilding him as a tragic character approaching the twilight of his life. [224], During press for The Greatest Showman, Jackman addressed his earlier statements and whether he would come out of retirement and reprise the role should the deal go through. Because I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man but there's a lot of smarter people with MBAs who can't figure that out. Another I used those references as well as others. Jackman elaborated, "If that was on the table when I made my decision, it certainly would have made me pause. "[219] In January 2017, Reynolds and Jackman spoke about the proposed project; Jackman stated, "I'm hesitating, because I could totally see how that's the perfect fit. And the answer is no. The image, coupled with the hashtag "#OneLastTime", signified that the film would be his last appearance as Logan, and officially announced his decision to stop playing the character he had been portraying for the past 17 years. "[218], In December 2016, Ryan Reynolds revealed that he had been trying to convince Jackman to re-sign for a Wolverine and Deadpool crossover film. There, they find Rictor and other Transigen children preparing to cross into Canada. In a chain of tweets, he referred to as on fellow manufacturers and administrators to boycott Fox Information. [288], Anthony Lane of The New Yorker was underwhelmed, commenting on the film's parallel with Shane, "These quiet images (from Shane) brand themselves on the mind, and the gunshots come as an overwhelming release, whereas when Logan and Laura unleash their furious scythes nothing feels settled or satisfied. That's for sure. Jackman also plays X-24, a feral younger clone of Wolverine, loyal only to his creator Zander Rice. "[130][131], The film included some vintage X-Men comic books, used both to advance the plot and as a metafictional reference. Logan decides that his job is done and chooses not to accompany them, to Laura's dismay. [152] Producers Kinberg, Shuler Donner and Parker choose to film in Ferriday, Louisiana, because of Concordia Parish's beautiful countryside and green cornfields. 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