One of the highlights of going to watch each of the “X-Men” movies in a theater has been to linger in your seat after the credits roll, knowing that there would be an extra scene to savor. But “Logan,” which is the first feature in this franchise to be R-rated has decided to forego this tradition.
With “Logan” marking the final appearance of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, the filmmakers felt it would be unfair to the actor to shift attention away from his emotional storyline with an unrelated coda. Jackman introduced the character in the first “X-Men” movie in 2000 and appeared in three “X-Men” sequels as well. This is the third stand-alone film to star Jackman as this flawed super-hero, following “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009) and “The Wolverine” (2013).
“Logan” is directed by James Mangold, who also helmed “The Wolverine.” His list of credits also includes the Oscar winning films “Girl, Interrupted” (1999) and “Walk the Line” (2005).This time around he was inspired by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven‘s graphic novel “Old Man Logan,” to come up with a story that opens with Wolverine laying low near the Mexican border when a young mutant on the run crosses his path. He then journey across a dystopic America one last time.Mangold co-also wrote the screenplay with Scott Frank and Michael Green.