Thursday, 26 January 2017

New look at Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in Logan arrives online

20th Century Fox have recently released our latest look at Hugh Jackman as iconic X-Man Wolverine in James Mangold's (The Wolverine) latest Wolverine solo outing, Logan, via Empire magazine.

Seen here carrying the girl known as Laura/X-23 (Dafne Keane), this is certainly a very different Wolverine to the one we are used to – greying, bearded, covered in scars... after nine films and 17 years in the role, Jackman is clearly not interested in going out with a whimper. Mangold told Empire magazine recently that he hoped to focus on the mutant's vulnerable side. "The goal was to make something human," says Mangold. "We made an effort to scale back on the gloss and greenscreen."

This certainly chimes with what we saw from page 2 of Logan's script, in which Mangold wrote: "if you're on the make for a hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying CG fuckathon, this ain't your movie."

Jackman agrees with the sentiment. "It's essential you see this as the story of a man who is struggling with mortality and legacy," explains the actor, "and whether the world has been better off with him or without him."

With Jackman set to appear for the very last time as arguably the most iconic member of the X-Men for the third Wolverine solo movie, we are expecting big things from his swan song in the role.

Patrick Stewart returns as the older Professor Xavier, while Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl), is the main villain, Richard E. Grant (Dom Hemingway) plays a mad scientist and Stephen Merchant (I Give It A Year), Eriq La Salle (ER), Elise Neal (Hustle & Flow) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Fear The Walking Dead) are also on board.

Logan is set to arrive in UK cinemas on 3 March.

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