A brand new set of behind-the-scenes images from Logan has been released. It’s a testament to just how truly well-received and game-changing the film was that it’s been over three months since Logan arrived in theaters and fans are still talking about it. Directed by James Mangold, from a script written by him, Scott Frank, and Michael Green, Logan brought fans back into the X-Men cinematic universe, only this time in the year 2029, when mutants are all but extinct and Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is busy saving up money for a boat that he and Charles (Patrick Stewart) can live out their final days on.
All of those plans are thrown away, however, when Logan is hired to protect and transport a new mutant, his clone daughter, Laura (Dafne Keen), across the border into Canada where she and her friends will be safe from their violent pursuers. Marking the end of a 17-year-long journey for Hugh Jackman as the character, it was an emotional and insightful send-off that felt like an entirely new and fresh addition to the superhero genre. Now we can get a taste of the production.
X-Men Films has officially released a new set of behind-the-scenes images from the film. They don’t reveal any major new information about Logan, but do offer some cool inside looks at the filming of some of the film’s more iconic and beloved sequences, including a shot of multiple sets of bloody adamantium claws for the film’s final forest fight sequence. Check out the photos for yourself in the gallery below.
Logan was, in many ways, a continuation of the new wave of superhero movies that 20th Century Fox started with their release of Deadpool. While the latter was a self-referential, violent, and comedic twist on the genre’s typical conventions and Logan a poetic character drama, both are strongly defined adventures in keeping with their respective sources, and these images highlight the heavily practical filmmaking that allowed that – there’s very little in the way of green screen.
But Logan wasn’t just a perfect way for Jackman to end his time in the X-Men universe; it also perfectly set-up and led the universe into a whole new era as well, one that could feature the return of Laura and all of her other mutant friends. Whether or not Fox ends up pursuing that will have to remain a mystery for the time being, but there’s no denying that the ripples from Logan‘s impact will be felt throughout the whole genre for quite some time.
Source: X-Men Films