Exhilarating Facts About The Final Wolverine Movie 'Logan'.
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24. So long, farewell
This is the last film in which Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine. He has cited his age and his skin cancer as factors in him retiring from the role. He also said that having a discussion with Jerry Seinfeld played a part in retiring the character, as Jerry talked generally about how he wanted to make sure he never got to a point with his TV show where audiences were weary of seeing it anymore and basically saying "oh, it's you again", and Jackman felt he was fortunate to have avoided this for Wolverine and wanted to ensure it never happened.
23. This happens in almost every movie
When in the hotel elevator, on the button pad for the different floors, one can see that there is a level 12 and a level 14, but not level 13. As the number 13 has negative, unlucky connotations in many cultures, it is not uncommon to build hotels without a 13th floor.
22. The attention to detail is astounding
Logan's release date is set for March 3. Numerically, that is 3/3, which could be a reference of the titular superhero Wolverine's two sets of 3 claws.
21. Wolverine truly is invincible
This is the first X-Men film to reference the fact that Wolverine's healing factor also prevents him from dying of adamantium poisoning.
20. Wolverine will always be part of the X-Men
Though far from a traditional X-Men film, there is still plenty of imagery using the letter X. When Wolverine is injured in a battle, the blood on his forehead takes on an X shape. Likewise, at the end of the film, when the cross on his grave is laid on its side, it resembles the letter X from the audience's point of view.
19. This isn't your average superhero movie
The trailer includes the song "Hurt" performed by Johnny Cash. James Mangold, this film's director, directed the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line. When asked why he chose the song for the trailer he said "It was to set itself apart from other superhero movies". He has revealed that Logan will have a more "human" feel to it as it focuses on an old and hurting Logan in the future where the mutants are dying off.
18. Get ready for some F-bombs!
It was believed that after the success of Deadpool, 20th Century Fox decided to aim for an R rating for this film, unlike the other Wolverine movies. However, it was confirmed in an interview with X-Men producer Simon Kinberg that this was not the case, and the R rating was always going to happen.
17. Die hard fans may be disappointed about this one
The comic books that Logan flicks through in the film are not actual old issues, the artwork was created by Dan Panosian directly for the movie.
16. Back to basics
Director James Mangold has announced that he will be releasing a black & white version of the entire film, much like George Miller's Black & Chrome version of Mad Max: Fury Road. It will be released either later this year or early 2018.
15. You can tell that the props department is full of comic book nerds
In the official trailer, in the scene where Logan is seen drinking at a graveyard, one of the graves has the surname "Peters" written on it. It is a reference to the actor Evan Peters, who portrays Quicksilver in the X-Men films.
14. Patrick Stewart always commits 110%
Patrick Stewart lost 21 pounds to play Charles Xavier as elderly and sick. Stewart claimed that he had a steady weight since he was a teenager and had never deliberately lost weight before. Hugh Jackman genuinely held Stewart in all the scenes of Wolverine carrying Dr. Xavier.
13. Are you watching closely?
In the UK, the first wide release showing of this film was at the unusual time of 10:23pm, rather than the usual midnight showing for a major release. This is a reference to the film including the character of X-23. X is the Roman numeral for 10.
12. A true homage to films of this subject matter
The film watched by the characters in the hotel room is Shane. This is a classic film about an aging gunfighter with an unfavorable past who tries to "go civilized" but cannot deny what he is, making it an appropriate film for characters to watch in what is supposed to be Hugh Jackman's last portrayal of Wolverine.
11. For those reading along at home
The film is based on the X-men storylines "Old Man Logan" (an aging Logan sets out for one last adventure), "Mutant Massacre" (mutants being slaughtered) and "X-23" (Wolverine encounters a female infant clone of himself pursued by Mr Sinister).
10. The luck o' the Irish be with you
On Logan's relationship to Ireland Hugh Jackman said, "So travel back to Ireland and proper investigate Logan's past. Shake things up. I guarantee you, there's some Irish blood in there. And I loved the myths and legends. A friend of mine from Ireland gave me a book of them and Cu Chulainn and those stories, they're amazing. Action packed. I'm quite surprised nothing has been done with them before. I'd love to see them in the next Wolverine. That could work great."
9. They cast potentially one of the best up-and-coming child stars
Initially director James Mangold wanted a 12-year-old girl with martial arts, tumbling, and acrobatic skills who spoke both English and Spanish. After seeing more than 500 kids in the UK, they changed their search to Spain. Casting director Priscilla John remembered Dafne Keen and asked her to submit a self tape of her acrobatic skills. John was so impressed with the tape and knew right away that Keen would work out, saying Shes looking all around her . . . and [in her eyes] you could see she was devouring everything in that room. She had an innocence and a vulnerability, and I said to James, People are going to fall in love with her.
8. Bye-bye, Professor
Patrick Stewart confirmed in an interview with Graham Norton that this would be his last time to playing Charles Xavier.
7. 10 for 10
Counting his cameo in X-Men: First Class, his face on the cover of the Sexiest Man Alive People issue in Deadpool, and his Alkali Lake rampage in X-Men: Apocalypse, this film is Hugh Jackman's 10th and final time playing Logan/Wolverine.
6. What's in a name?
The title of the film is "Logan" in reference to Mark Millar's graphic novel "Old Man Logan," and was deliberately chosen to form an opposite from The Wolverine.
5. Patrick Stewart isn't the only Brit in this one
Stephen Merchant announced his participation in the film by posting an Instagram picture which showed him with a freshly-shaven bald head and having a "Wolverine 3" tagline, though the post did not mention his character's name or any other specifics about his role. Later footage and notes revealed he is a kind-hearted mutant named Caliban who is taking care of an aging and very ill Professor Charles Xavier, taking over from Tomas Lemarquis in X-Men: Apocalypse.
4. Which universe is this again?
Although it's the final movie in the Wolverine trilogy, the film will act as a reboot rather than a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine as it exists in an alternate timeline established by X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. Headache yet?
3. Spoiler alert! Shhh!
X-24 is based on Albert, a clone of Wolverine created by Donald Pierce. In the comics, the clone was robotic; in the film it is a genetic clone.
2. Superhero movies are finally getting the prestige they deserve (Get it?)
This is the second X-Men film to have its world premiere at a major film festival: 67th Berlin International Film Festival on February 17, 2017. The first is X-Men: The Last Stand, which premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
1. Write drunk, edit sober
Hugh Jackman was hungover when he came up with the idea for Logan. When he was done doing press for the film Chappie director Neill Blomkamp asked what was next for Wolverine and Hugh had no idea currently. After having a few glasses of wine he fell asleep, woke up at 4 in the morning and grabbed a recorder and summed up that Wolverine 3 would be a mix of Unforgiven, The Wrestler, and Shane. These 3 movies would be the basis of the story/idea/theme behind the next (and last) Wolverine film.
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