The final, bloody trailer for this March’s “Logan” dropped last week. In the trailer, Hugh Jackman’s Logan picks up an X-Men comic and says to Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Laura (Dafne Keen), “We got ourselves an X-Men fan. Maybe a quarter of it happened, but not like this.” The art is decidedly comic book-y in nature, depicting costumed versions of Rogue, Storm, Colossus, Wolverine (wearing his iconic mask) and others trekking through rocky terrain. After the trailer dropped, comic book artist Dan Panosian revealed that he created the final images as used in the trailer. Now we know another piece of the “Logan” comic’s creation: Joe Quesada.
In a Tumblr post, the Marvel CCO shared the original linework for the comic page created for “Logan.” The process shots reveal how Quesada and Panosian worked together to create ’90s style X-Men comic starring the fictional versions of the heroes within the movie universe.
“It was a blast working closely with [director] James Mangold on creating these pages (yes, there’s more than one) and thrilled to have been invited on the project,” wrote Quesada. “Attached are my final digital pencils that Dan Panosian had to recreate in a more 90s ink and coloring style and boy did he nail the look!” The digital pencils and Panosian’s recreation are below.
The full page of art reveals the comic’s X-Men lineup: Rogue, Colossus, Cyclops, Storm, Professor X and Wolverine. Each character is also wearing a riff on their comic book look; Storm’s redesign includes a version of her classic tiara reimagined as a facial tattoo. You can also see the original thumbnail and rough layout illustrations over at Quesada’s Tumblr.
Set beyond the events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” 2017’s “Logan” is set in the near future following a cataclysmic event that ravaged the mutant race. It will also be Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, and will introduce Dafne Keen as the character’s teenage clone X-23.
Directed by James Mangold, written by Michael Green, Scott Frank, James Mangold and David James Kelly, and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen and Stephen Merchant, “Logan” arrives in theaters on March 3, 2017.