Director James Mangold Discusses What Makes ‘Logan’ A Different Kind Of Superhero Movie

Everything we’ve seen of Logan so far tells us that we’re in for something different. The first trailer displayed a raw, gritty film that looks unique in tone to every other film in the genre.

In a new interview director James Mangold has revealed what makes Logan such a unique and special superhero movie. Available to watch below, Mangold states that these movies need to be more than just “spectacle” and should focus on the characters. Logan will be the first r-rated attempt as Wolverine and the director explains what he expects to get from a more adult film.

The thing that we’re trying to differently is trying to invest in character. The fact is that a lot of these movies are a collection of set pieces of action with very short connective things basically explaining how we go from action piece A to action piece B. We wanted to make a movie that’s really a drama. If you cut out the action, what you’d have is a powerful drama about interesting character. Whether that makes us different or not, I’ll leave others to judge but I think it was our goal to make a movie that earned its audience from feeling real. Really feeling human or feeling intimate.”

Set in the future of 2024, Wolverine and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation lead by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan’s healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier’s Alzheimer’s forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.

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Logan will land in theaters on March 3, 2017.

Kieran McLean
Kieran McLean
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