Logan is making its way to the big screen in a few months from now, and a lot of fans are as hyped as ever to check out Hugh Jackman's final solo run as the X-Men franchise's Wolverine. Given an R rating, Logan has been marketed as a film far, far different from the usual film's in the X-Men franchise.
A new interview with Patrick Stewart (Professor X) on Collider puts emphasis on the way the film stands out, revealing how far Logan pushes the envelope with the R rating. Speaking about his reaction to his first read of the film's script, Stewart said that:
"I was stunned, shocked, surprised and delighted, because diversity has been such an important part of my life's work over fifty years," he explained. "Please, please give me something new. Don't just make me repeat the same thing over and over again. This was something different."
"This pushes the envelope much further than I ever expected it might," Stewart added during the interview. " I gobbled it up because it's really at the very heart of what I enjoy doing."
Based on all the interviews and early footage descriptions of Logan it seems like fans are definitely in for something different as the film puts its features frayed and frail characters that are put to the edge – something that you barely see in today's superhero movies. Let's hope the film lives up to the hype.
The official synopsis for the film reads:
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Logan hits cinemas on March 3.