If you've seen director James Mangold's brutal, heartbreaking Logan, you know it doesn't have a whole lot of things in common with Richard Donner's aw-shucks approach to Superman in the late '70s. But that doesn't mean Wolverine's farewell didn't draw some inspiration from the Man of Steel's classic stories.
James Mangold's Logan provided a very tangible ending to Wolverine's story, but in the world of modern comic book movies, that doesn't mean we still won't get a sequel down the line. But, how would that work?
One of Logan's greatest "unresolved" questions revolved around what the heck happened to the X-Men. Although never specifically stated, it's been heavily implied that a certain someone may have been responsible for the whole team's demise.
James Mangold made one heck of a good movie in Logan, and he actually managed to keep most of the details under wraps in the process. But it wasn't easy — and he had some choice words for at least one reporter who was aiming to break some scoops about the production.
While we knew Logan took place in a bleak future set after the epilogue of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the movie's exact date was still being kept under wraps. This week James Mangold not only revealed when the movie is set but also explained why he chose the year 2029 for Logan's (supposedly) final story.
If you didn’t know it was an X-Men film walking in, the first trailer for James Mangold’s Logan didn’t do a whole lot to really give it away — and that’s awesome. So what does the director have to say about this very different take on Wolverine?