When the trailer for “Logan” released, the reaction was unanimous: Whoa. Not only was the trailer unlike any other teaser for a Marvel film, it also seemed like a much darker, down-to-earth comic book film overall. According to Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold, that was very much intentional.
Speaking with Empire for its latest issue, Jackman and Mangold discussed the dark tone of the movie and what they were aiming for.
“The goal was to make something human,” Mangold said. “We made an effort to scale back on the gloss and greenscreen.” It’s not too surprising to hear this, given that Mangold released a page from the movie’s script back in October, promising that his film would be unlike the “hyper choreographed, city-block destroying CG fuckathon” that other comic movies are known for.
As far as tone goes, Jackman agreed with the director’s statement and stressed how important it was to see Wolverine for what he is: Struggling. “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.”
For further information, folks will have to wait for Empire’s issue to hit stores. In the meantime, stay tuned to CBR for any “Logan” updates, and look out for when it releases on March 3, 2017.
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