Clearly from the previews, the ‘Old Man Logan’ story arc is what has been the main influence behind Fox’s upcoming release of ‘Logan‘ but we’ve just learned that another comic has also had quite a big influence on the direction of the film. James Mangold has shared news on a specific theme that was prevalent in a non-Marvel comic which weighs heavily on Wolverine in the upcoming release and we’re not talking about the meta kind of thing that ‘Deadpool’ would bring up with a comic book being inside a comic movie as we had seen in the final trailer.
Though, I suspect the comic book will lead directly into it.
When talking about the film we see Logan hasn’t aged well and he’ll be dealing with the feeling of inadequacy in comparing yourself to your legacy, much as what we saw happen in ‘Watchmen’ and that is a key influence here according to Mangold:
“The comic book, yes. I don’t think the movie got to come quite full circle on it, but I think that’s a great concept in Watchmen, yes.”
As this doesn’t seem to be the Wolverine and Professor X from the main X-Men films, it will be interesting to see what other differences might pop up in the film and how much we’ll actually see Logan reflecting on his life.
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Directed by James Mangold, ‘Logan’ stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, and Dafne Keen and claws its way into theaters on March 3, 2017.
Source: Cinema Blend
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