A black and white edition of Logan. Could we see it? And why wouldn't we be able to? This is the question many fans of the franchise have been asking Marvel, as they continue to drip feed the public with still images from the upcoming March blockbuster.
Creating a somber tone that characterizes the final chapter of the iconic superhero, the mood clearly fits what they are after. So shouldn't that filter be applied to the actual movie? It is such a rare event for any modern day flick to get the black and white treatment. But with the Western themes running deep, perhaps a later edition would be on the cards like another recent film.
Fury Road B&W Gets Two Thumbs Up
The special release of the black and chrome for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road extravaganza was less about producing something better, and more about providing a counterpoint that offered a different take on the same subject matter. Rather than go all Suicide Squad by inserting material that was deemed unworthy to make it a bloated experience, Miller thought an alternative lens would cater to a different group.
“The best version of this movie is black and white,” argued the Aussie director in front of a crowd at a Q&A session back in May. “But people reserve that for art movies now.”
More Hints Drop As Release Nears
With the latest scoop illustrating a car riddled with bullets via their Instagram account, this litany of hardcore stills aren't doing anything to quell the call for a black and white/chrome edition. At least to be put out there post the March 3rd debut. This particular image intimates at a potentially fatal blow to either Logan, Professor X or another cast member. And, while the teasers are fun, it only heightens the desire to see an old school rendition provided by Marvel.
It could very well be the next trend in movies that follows on from the reboot phenomenon. After all, if studios are feeding our love of nostalgia, why not turn that up to 11 and go back to traditional cinema?