Logan was game-changer for the comic book movie genre, bringing fans their first serious, R-Rated superhero movie that has been deemed by fans and critics alike to be award-worthy cinematic art. It's ironic that all that acclaim is being given to a movie that is as dark, grim, and violent as Logan is - and yet here we are.
Buzz for Logan is was again going strong, thanks to the film's release on digital HD - including the much-hyped Logan Noir black and white version of the film, which was also recently screened in select theaters. As fans are once again discussing Logan, so are the cast and crew involved with the film - and X-Men movie icon Hugh Jackman recently discussed the moment in the film that made him weep!
Speaking at a screening of Logan Noir in NYC, (via THR), Jackman revealed that when watching the film for the first time, during Logan's Berlin premiere, he and Patrick Stewart both wept at a very specific scene: the very final shot, when X-23/Laura and her fellow mutants have buried the fallen Wolverine. As the group of young mutants walks away, Laura stops and turns the cross marking Logan's on its side, creating the iconic "X" for the X-Men.
As Jackman recalls: "When I read it, I thought 'that's beautiful.' It seemed very poetic on the page. And when I saw it, I cried. I sat next to Patrick Stewart. We saw it for the first time, and both of us wept. There's something so patient and courageous in a filmmaker to allow everything to culminate in that one moment."
Jackman and Stewart were in tune with the audience at that moment: we were definitely teary-eyed in that moment, as well. Logan didn't just end its story on a powerful thematic note - it really did pull the entire course of the X-Men and Wolverine movie sagas together into one powerful, resonant, image.
Logan is the final performance as Wolverine for Hugh Jackman. Jackman has played Wolverine for 17 years and through nine movies: the original X-Men trilogy, the prequel X-Men trilogy (though two of those appearances were cameos), and the Wolverine trilogy.
Logan also introduces a possible heir to Wolverine's mantle in Laura, a.k.a. X-23, a clone young female clone of Wolverine with his claws, healing factor and fierce fighting skills.
Logan is directed by James Mangold, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Frank and Michael Green, from a story by Mangold, and also stars Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen.
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