Looking at the first trailer for Logan it’s clear that director James Mangold is trying to achieve something different. The director has gone with a raw, gritty feel that is unique in the genre and according to Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, the film could be a contender at this year’s Oscars.
Talking to Variety, Reynolds discussed the potential for superhero movies to contend at the academy awards and believes that Logan could be the movie to change things.
“‘Logan’ looks like a movie that might break that glass ceiling. I know first-hand that it’s amazing. I’ve seen some of it. It’s mind-blowing. It relies a lot on character.”
While superhero movies aren’t generally given attention at the Oscars, if any upcoming comic book movie could reach those heights it’s Logan. The film is said to be a character driven story that at its core is more of a drama than an action movie.
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.
Logan will be released on March 3, 2017.