“The goal was to make something human” in LOGAN says director James Mangold

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Homo Superior, bub. The very term denotes a better and more advanced form of humanity, the mutant. And also results in people with the maturity of a coffee table choking on their morning milk when they hear the term. But there’s a very real fear attached to that biological classification, one of uncertainty and that dreaded sense of replacement, much like when your office hires fresh blood.

Take Wolverine for example. He’s more beast than man really, thanks to his mutation which gives him not only the kind of healing factor that Johnny Knoxville wishes he had on the set of Jackass but also for augmenting his senses to superhuman levels. When he’s properly pissed off, he’s a righteous engine of adamantium devastation. But the upcoming Logan wants to show the last survivor of the Howlett family in a far more human light than ever before, while touching on another idea: legacy.

“The goal was to make something human,” director James Mangold said to Empire Magazine via ComicBookMovie.

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We made an effort to scale back on the gloss and greenscreen. 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. If you’re on the make for a hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying CG f***athon, this ain’t your movie.

That’s an interesting take then. What does a man who left a three-clawed mark on the world have left to give? With a mountain of bodies to his name, Logan has taken more than he has given. And maybe that’s where the humanity can start to shine through, as he faces the end of his life. Probably. My money is on him walking into the sunset with that new clone surrogate daughter of his but we’ll see.

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Logan drops into cinemas next year March 3 and stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, and Elizabeth Rodriguez. Bub.

Last Updated: November 28, 2016

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