'Logan' Director Says He's Game to Make a Solo X-23 Movie

All done! The 48-year-old says that Logan is the last time he will play Wolverine

A lot of it depends on how Logan performs in theaters.

"Logan is a forthright, muscular movie which preserves the X-Men's odd, exotic idealism", he wrote in his four star review.

Mangold recently told We Got This Covered that he'd love to work with Dafne Keen on a follow-up film, showing Laura's transition into becoming the new Wolverine.

That might have been considered more of a risk before Fox's Deadpool earned $783 million worldwide a year ago, sans 2D and without China, on a $58m budget.

However, "Logan" isn't expected to have long legs at the box office, given that Warner Bros.' "Kong: Skull Island" opens the week after, followed by Disney's huge live-action film "Beauty and the Beast" on March 17. James Mangold, who directed The Wolverine and Logan, has been doing press ahead of the release of the new film. When I began to understand some of the content of this film, I was all for it. "I'm good for another 15 years I think".

"I'm hesitating, because I could totally see how that's the ideal fit".

Hugh Jackman is opening up about what his wife Deborra-Lee Furness really thought of his grizzly look while he was shooting Logan! But when Logan shows up, the woman has been murdered and the young girl is missing.

The film establishes its template in the credits sequence, as our scruffy anti-hero is brutally attacked by would-be carjackers who then meet grisly ends.

Much of the first act is spent setting up the particular status quo of this specific X-Men universe. So what does he remember of his last day playing the mutant? If it does well, then Fox might be open to continuing the story with Keen's character as the new Wolverine.

"The most surprising aspect of the film is the attention it pays to character". The Shane bit is so protracted and yellow-highlighted that it (presumably) operates as a giant foreshadowy spoiler.

What is different, though, is Logan's approach to the superhero genre. This is a character I love.

For the record, this is an even more grounded adventure than the 2013 outing.

Laura as Wolverine in Marvel's comics. There are digressions and diversions aplenty which mostly exist to stretch the movie to its 134-minute running time.

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Click inside to hear what else Hugh had to say about getting into character... And there is an undeniable poignancy in this grim and somber tale of a former superhero withering away in impoverished obscurity, left with nothing but regret and grief. Not even Deadpool's three-heads-one-bullet tricks will feel novel when you see Wolverine truly go Berserk.

In "Logan", the clawed mutant Wolverine finally gets to slash through the constraints of a kid-friendly PG-13 rating, and the result is bloody, vicious fun. And while the action in the movie stays relatively grounded, each of the fights are staged excitingly, with each of Logan's and X-23's stabs and slashes feeling impactful. It plays like a hybrid of the likes of Shane, Blood Father and Midnight Special blended into a fine paste, poured into an X-Men container and marinated in blood.

And, if this really is Hugh Jackman's last ride as the Wolverine, this is as honorable a finale as one could hope for. He's not quite the best at what he does anymore, but what he does still isn't very nice.

Yet Logan exists as a fascinating example of where mainstream cinema sits at this moment. But Logan refuses: His days of heroic do-gooding are over.

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