Fans were a bit surprised when the first few images from "Logan" were released back in October 2016. That's because nearly every single one of the photos released for the film over the past few months has been in black and white. A severed arm in black and white, Donald Pierce in black and white, Caliban in black and white -- everything in black and white.
Considering all the black and white imagery, it may have been a little jarring when the first footage arrived and confirmed that, of course, "Logan" was shot in color. But just because the film's slashing into theaters in color doesn't mean there isn't a black and white cut of the film on the way. One fan posed this question to director James Mangold, the man responsible for posting a lot of those black and white pics, and Mangold replied that he's "workin' on it."
Workin' on it.— Mangold (@mang0ld) March 1, 2017
If this sounds familiar, it may be because "Mad Max: Fury Road," a similarly R-rated action film set in a bleak future, also dropped a black and white edition to the delight of many fans.
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. As a result, Wolverine’s healing factor will be greatly diminished. 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.