Hugh Jackman Reveals That The ‘Logan’ Film Will Take Place In A Slightly Different X-Men Universe

20th Century Fox released the final trailer for their Logan film. With this being Hugh Jackman‘s last time playing the iconic Wolverine on the big screen, moviegoers are eyeing this film to leave us with a tearful & powerful sendoff. The Logan film is in the vein of the Old Man Logan comic book series, but it definitely is going a surprisingly different route than what most of us thought it was going.

Digital Spy got the chance to sit down with Hugh Jackman & discuss the upcoming Logan film.  To our surprise, Jackman revealed that the Logan film will not take place in the X-Men cinematic universe most of us are familiar with.

Jackman said:

“When you see the full movie you’ll understand. Not only is it different in terms of timeline and tone, it’s a slightly different universe. It’s actually a different paradigm and that will become clear.” 

Jackman added:

“I said this was my last one and they said make the movie you want to make. And so Jim and I had this blank canvas and we wanted to make something really different. Definitely tonally different, I kept thinking The Wrestler, Unforgiven. It’s a stand alone movie in many ways. It’s not really beholden to time lines and story lines in the other movies. Obviously Patrick Stewart was in there so we have some crossover but it feels very different and very fresh.” 

When asked about the timelines, Jackman responded:

“[Following the timelines] becomes a chess game that you try to serve, which actually doesn’t help to tell a story and it’s sort of been a bit all over the place. I’m not critical of it – X-Men was the first movie really in the comic book, no one thought there’d be another and there were different directors different offshoots.”

The film will be directed by James Mangold, the film stars Hugh Jackman,Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle & Elise Neal.

A weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. Attempts to hide from the world and his legacy, however, are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces

Release Date: March 3, 2017
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: James Mangold
Writer(s): Michael Green, David James Kelly
Cast: Hugh Jackman,Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal

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