‘Logan’: Patrick Stewart On What Makes The Film Unique & Working With Hugh Jackman Again

In a recent interview with Collider, X-Men star Patrick Stewart, who playes Charles Xavier, talked about what makes Logan unique.

“When I saw the first screenplay – the first draft – I was stunned. Shocked. Surprised. And delighted, because diversity has been such an important part of my life and work for over 50 years. ‘Please, please, give me something new and different to do. Don’t make me repeat the same thing over and over again.’ And this was certainly different… Page by page, I saw this developing. I was intrigued and excited by the prospects that stayed with me until the last moment on camera.”

Additionally, the actor commented on working with Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, and the director, James Mangold.

“To be, once more, working with Hugh [Jackman], who I’ve been working with from the very beginning, with James [Mangold], who I’d only done one day’s worth of work in the past, but I enjoyed it, and then to be in the company… Dafne Keen, who is the youngest member of the cast and is quite extraordinary. Working with her and with Hugh was a huge highlight.”

What are your thoughts on Stewart’s comments? Are you looking forward to Logan? Drop a comment down below and let us know!

Plot synopsis:In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.”

Logan stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine/ Logan, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, Dafnee Keen as Laura Kinney/X-23, Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Doris Morgado as Maria, Richard E. Grant as Dr. Zander Rice, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Gabriela, and others.

The film hits theaters on March 3, 2017. 

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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