The latest issue of Empire has spoken with “Logan” director James Mangold about his upcoming Wolverine film, and in the process has released the first color still photo from the film.
Marking the ninth and last time Hugh Jackman takes on the role, the film sees an older Logan looking after a dementia-riddled Sir Patrick Stewart and a young girl named Laura (Dafne Keen) who is “just like him”.
Speaking about the grounded and dark tone of the R-rated material, Mangold tells the mag:
“The goal was to make something human. We made an effort to scale back on the gloss and greenscreen…If you’re on the make for a hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying CG f—athon, this ain’t your movie.”
Jackman agrees with the sentiment, saying it’s vital for the character:
“It’s essential you see this as the story of a man who is struggling with mortality and legacy. and whether the world has been better off with him or without him.”
“Logan” opens in cinemas in March.