In a rare occurrence, 20th Century Fox (via X-Men Films.com) has released a full-color still from the upcoming third Wolverine film, “Logan,” spotlighting the villainous mutant-hunting Morlock Caliban (played by Stephen Merchant) behind bars.
Additionally, the film’s helmer, James Mangold, recently spoke up about the film’s more human take on the superhero genre. “Spectacle is not enough,” the director told Flicks and the City 2 (via ComicBook.com) on his final Wolverine film.
“The thing that we’re trying to differently is trying to invest in character,” Mangold said. “The fact is that a lot of these movies are a collection of set pieces of action with very short connective things basically explaining how we go from action piece A to action piece B. We wanted to make a movie that’s really a drama. If you cut out the action, what you’d have is a powerful drama about interesting character. Whether that makes us different or not, I’ll leave others to judge but I tihnk it was our goal to make a movie that earned its audience from feeling real. Really feeling human or feeling intimate.”
You can check out the full interview with Mangold in the embedded video below:
Mangold previously told Empire of the film, “The goal was to make something human…We made an effort to scale back on the gloss and greenscreen…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.”
Directed by Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant and many others, “Logan” hits theaters on March 3, 2017.