Following news that the film is officially rated R, Empire Online has released a new batch of stills from “Logan” featuring Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and newcomer Dafne Keen as Laura, aka X-23. The upcoming feature will serve as Jackman’s swansong to the X-Men universe, as the actor is set to go out with a bang under the skilled eye of director James Mangold.
If it wasn’t clear already from the two trailers for “Logan,” fans can expect this film to be a different take on the superhero genre. As Mangold describes it, the film is “a Western crossed with a road movie.” If that doesn’t sell you on the film, perhaps Jackman’s take on the movie will. Doing his best to describe what fans can expect from his final turn as Wolverine, the actor compared the feature to “Little Miss Sunshine,” only to add: “Slightly more violence!”
For Mangold, he loved the idea of putting these three incredibly different characters together on a road trip. He liked the notion of making these otherwise unique characters seem normal, essentially going against what most superhero – and blockbusters in general – set out to do.
In the short time that we’ve seen of her in action, Keen’s X-23 has already proven to be a forced to be reckoned with. Not only was the actress able to hold her own against Jackman and Stewart when the cameras were rolling, but, apparently, she was able to do so once they stopped.
After acting a scene in which Wolverine loses his temper and goes off on Laura, Jackman revealed he apologized to Keen’s mother. “At the end of 40 minutes of this I went up to Maria, Dafne’s mum, and I said, ‘Maria, I’ve got an 11-year-old and I’m just really sorry.’ Maria said, ‘Aw, don’t worry, she just called you a $@#!. In Spanish.’”
“Logan” is set years after the events of “X-Men: Apocalypse” in the near future and features a spent Wolverine who, along with having to deal with the waning of his healing factor, is forced to care for an ailing Professor X (Stewart) all while trying to hideout along the Mexican border. His plan, however, is changed when he comes upon another Mutant named Laura (Keen) that’s similar to him.
The film stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, and Boyd Holbrook.
“Logan” will hit theaters on March 3rd, 2017.
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