Logan Director Talks Humanity Behind Hero

Author Thumbnail BY Gel Galang - November 24, 2016

When you think of Wolverine, you picture two things. One, he will forever be Hugh Jackman, no matter which of the X-Men movies may be your favorite. And two, he’s the badass who’s pretty much immortal, self-healing, and really powerful, even though his mutant attack powers are his claws.

Logan will always be the slashing and dashing rough hero, far from Cyclops’ usually suave swagger and a possible nice foil to Jean Grey’s finesse. But in the latest Logan film, it seems that Marvel is doing a 360-degree turn from how it treated previous Logan solo movies.

Speaking to Empire, director James Mangold touches on the fact that they aimed to show the vulnerable side to the man who seemed the most invincible among the X-Men.

According to Mangold, the script had hoped to make sure that Logan is seen as the human that he really and veer away from what made his character a staple of “gloss and greenscren.”

He added that this may not be the movie for those who are expecting a lot of choreographed fighting, CG effects, and purely city destroying scenes. Actor Hugh Jackman agrees, stating that this is the time for when Logan will be seen more than just a member of X-Men, but someone who has his own struggles as a human being.

“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.”

Logan is coming to theaters on March 3, 2017.

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