March 3rd, 2017. That has been the date locked into the calendar for the majority of 2016 as the Marvel installment Logan promises to be a revolutionary piece of filmmaking. A Marvel installment that takes the X-Men world to new heights, as they create something truly cinematic.
This week, the studio has released the complete synopsis for the movie that diehard fans have been waiting in anticipation for. With an official runtime of 135 minutes, the rundown from the Berlin Film Festival outlines exactly where Wolverine, Charles Xavier and X-23 are. Placing them on the run from the Reavers, as the stage is finally set.
Minor *SPOILER* alert for those that want to go in without any preconceptions.
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Synopsis: (Update: Synopsis updated with official, non-revealing version)
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
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Filmmaker James Mangold knew that an R rating for Logan would be a tough pitch to the studio. But off the back of Deadpool, he knew he had some leverage at the negotiating table. Talking about his overall synopsis for the executives, he explains he wanted the journey between the three very contrasting characters to drive the story.
“I want to make Little Miss Sunshine with Logan," remarked Mangold. "Charles Xavier, and X-23. Trap these superheroes in a van on a highway in the year 2029 and see what happens.’”
Taking cues from fellow actor James Broadbent, Hugh Jackman outlined how his peer gave him some advice on playing an older version of Wolverine.
"When he was playing older, (Broadbent) would tape a little stone to his heel," Jackman said. "I would have that, just to remind myself of a limp. (Logan's) body hurts. His joints hurt. His heart hurts. Psychologically, he's damaged. What’s the collateral damage of being Wolverine for all those years?"