New ‘Logan’ Photo Clarifies Richard E. Grant’s Role

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The marketing campaign for Hugh Jackman’s third and final outing as Wolverine is continuing to ramp up to the film’s release via social media. The official Instagram has dropped another substantial reveal confirming Richard E. Grant as Dr. Zander Rice.

The film features an older Logan on the run from Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and the Reavers in the year 2024 as he protects and mentors Laura Kinney (Dafne Keen) A.K.A. X-23. The film also features a plot involving the government turning mutant children into killing machines in a top-secret government program called ‘Transigen’.

In the comics, Laura was the daughter of Dr. Sarah Kinney, who was a renowned mutant geneticist that was tasked with creating a clone of Wolverine after the top secret government program failed to recreate the Weapon X experiment.

After the program had failed, Kinney proposed they create a female clone due to the Y-chromosome of Logans genetic sample being damaged. Despite her superiors protégé, Dr. Zander Rice denying her, she went ahead and produced a female subject anyway ultimately convincing her superior, Dr. Martin Sutter to move forward with the experiment. Rice then forced Kinney to serve as a surrogate mother for the clone as punishment for her insubordination leading her to give birth to Laura.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

The film stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and Boyd Holbrook. Written by David James Kelly and Michael Green. Directed by James Mangold.

In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. A government-type operation is turning mutant children into killing machines. From this, Logan emerges as a mentor to a mutant girl, who has two claws instead of his three.

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New ‘Logan’ Photos Offers a Glimpse at Action

The third and final film for Wolverine, Logan, continues with its moody social media marketing campaign. The official Instagram account for the film gives us another black and white photo offering a glimpse of Wolverine after he has put an end to a foes life.

The third and final film for Wolverine, Logan, continues with its moody social media marketing campaign. The official Instagram account for the film gives us another black and white photo offering a glimpse of Wolverine after he has put an end to a foes life.

The black and white photos no doubt look fantastic but this they seem kind of pointless knowing that the film will, in fact, be in color. Maybe we’ll see a black and white version of the feature later released or on the Blu-ray.

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Produced by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Sir Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, and Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce with a script penned by David James Kelly and Michael Green, directed by James Mangold.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. A government-type operation is turning mutant children into killing machines. From this, Logan emerges as a mentor to a mutant girl, who has two claws instead of his three.

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James Mangold Discusses Timeline for ‘Logan’

The first trailer for Logan brought us a stunning, brooding look into what is a darker and less healing factor-friendly world for our fading, adamantium-sporting hero. Set to the aching tones of Johnny Cash’s cover of ‘Hurt’ by Nine Inch Nails, it was hard to feel all the feels as we saw what Logan has become, and where his path may be leading him.

The first trailer for Logan brought us a stunning, brooding look into what is a darker and less healing factor-friendly world for our fading, adamantium-sporting hero. Set to the aching tones of Johnny Cash’s cover of ‘Hurt’ by Nine Inch Nails, it was hard to feel all the feels as we saw what Logan has become, and where his path may be leading him.

In an interview with EmpireJames Mangold spoke upon Logan’s timeline branching off from past incarnations of his ‘X-perience.’

“One of the things we all thought about as we worked on this film is, well, we don’t want to rebuild everything. We want to have some questions. In order to make a different Logan, and a different tone of a Wolverine movie, we felt like we couldn’t hold on to every tradition established in all the movies religiously, or we’d be trapped by the decisions made before us. So we questioned whether Logan’s healing factor causes him to heal without even a scar. We imagined that it may have when he was younger, but with age, he’s getting older and ailing. Perhaps his healing factor no longer produces baby-soft skin. So we imagined he heals quickly, still, but it leaves a scar. The simple idea was that his body would start to get a little more ravaged with a kind of tattooing of past battles, lacerations that remain of previous conflicts.”

I adore the idea of exploring alternate versions of the original timeline that Logan has been traveling along. Radical changes can occur with the slightest alterations in logistics where storytelling is involved, and making Logan’s healing factor less by even a fraction could do something as severe as costing him his usual role as victor. Speaking as a writer, I have to understand that if a character chooses to wear a red t-shirt instead of a blue one on any given day, it could cause the driver of a vehicle to be distracted for less than a second and cause a fatal car crash. It seems freedom in fiction can hang by a very thin thread, and the makers of this film understand the weight in their choices.

Mangold continues:

“We are in the future, we have passed the point of the epilogue of Days Of Future Past… we’re finding all these characters in circumstances that are a little more real. The questions of aging, of loneliness, of where I belong. Am I still useful to the world? I saw it as an opportunity. We’ve seen these characters in action, saving the universe. But what happens when you’re in retirement and that career is over? The really interesting thing to me, or a place to dig that hadn’t been dug, was the idea of mutants when they’re no longer useful to the world, or even sure if they can do what they used to do. Their powers are diminished like all of ours are by age.”

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I’ve long been drawn to the X-Men comics due to the core fragility of the characters Marvel has created; be they covered in steel, seemingly invincible, or able to heal in the blink of an eye, everyone ate breakfast in the morning, had gripes and grappled with their emotions on a very human level. No mutant was ever spared their humanity in the pages of those comic books, and I welcome the chance to see Logan face the ultimate challenge of being less than invincible. Where it could come as a crushing blow for some to see their heroes stripped of the physical strength they’ve come to rely on, true grit comes in the form of grace in times such as these, be they futures past or newly presented.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017

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‘Logan’: Hugh Jackman Tweets Tease; Trailer Tomorrow

Fanning the already amped up buzz around the film ‘Logan,’ Hugh Jackman shared an all-too-short teaser trailer, announcing that it would be arriving tomorrow. The trail of stunning yet secretive black and white photos that have lead us here, to this only six-second snippet of what’s to come is still satisfying enough to set your collective alarms for the morning.

Fanning the already amped up buzz around LoganHugh Jackman shared an all-too-short teaser trailer, announcing that it would be arriving tomorrow. The trail of stunning yet secretive black and white photos that have lead us here, to this only six-second snippet of what’s to come is still satisfying enough to set your collective alarms for the morning.

Nature made me a freak, man made me a weapon, and god made it last too long.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

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James Mangold Drops ‘Old Man Logan’ Pic

In hot pursuit of the Reavers reveal as the villains of the upcoming film ‘Logan,’ another picture is dropped on Twitter by its director, James Mangold. This one features Hugh Jackman as Old Man Logan himself, bleeding grit in bold black and white.

In hot pursuit of the Reavers reveal as the villains of the upcoming film ‘Logan,’ another picture is dropped on Twitter by its director, James Mangold. This one features Hugh Jackman as Old Man Logan himself, bleeding grit in bold black and white.

To me, the latest picture portrays grim portent, and acceptance but we’ll have to wait and see what Wolverine’s fate will be.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

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The Reavers: Villains Revealed From ‘Logan’

Well, a day without a new ‘Logan’ photo just isn’t a day anymore it seems, but at least the latest is pretty damn substantial. Posted to the film’s official Instagram account, the latest photo confirms The Reavers, originally featured in the pages of Uncanny X-Men back in the 80’s Australian Outback days of the team are up next as the villains of the film.

Well, a day without a new ‘Logan’ photo just isn’t a day anymore it seems, but at least the latest is pretty damn substantial. Posted to the film’s official Instagram account, the latest photo confirms The Reavers, originally featured in the pages of Uncanny X-Men back in the 80’s Australian Outback days of the team are up next as the villains of the film.

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The Reavers were originally looters who used an Aboriginal named Gateway to teleport them all over the world and in Australia they ran into the X-Men’s base. Later, they were introduced as cyborg assassins recruited by Donald Pierce, who’s already been listed as a character in ‘Logan.’ It’s likely they’ll use the latter version, since those were the ones that attacked and crucified Wolverine.

The Reavers were literally just appearing to blow shit up in my opinion in the books, sometimes, so even though ‘Logan’s’ tone is appearing darker, slower and more stoically deadly, one can be sure that there are going to be some heart pounding action sequences when these cyborgs show up on the scene.

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

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First Look at Stephen Merchant as Caliban in ‘Logan’

The Logan marketing campaign via social media continues. Today we have our first look at Stephen Merchant as Caliban. The albino mutant will be assisting Wolverine as he takes care of Professor X who is in a state of cognitive decline.

The Logan marketing campaign via social media continues. Today we have our first look at Stephen Merchant as Caliban. The albino mutant will be assisting Wolverine as he takes care of Professor X who is in a state of cognitive decline.

In the comics, Caliban was a mutant with the ability to track other mutants. After he was captured by the Watchtower (an anti-mutant research facility), Caliban was liberated by Wolverine and several other mutants. He was one of the few who regained his powers post M-Day.

Since we already know Logan and Xavier’s powers aren’t what they used to be in a future where humans are asking “Where have all the mutants gone?”, it seems likely Wolverine and the Professor aren’t the only ones who’s powers are diminishing.

 

Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.

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