Logan Lerman Interview: ‘The Three Musketeers’ is the Most ‘Badass’ Yet

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 12:09 pm,

three musketeers dartagnan aramis porthos athos Logan Lerman Interview: The Three Musketeers is the Most Badass Yet

Last week at WonderCon Summit Entertainment screened a sneak peek of their upcoming action adventure The Three Musketeers.

In addition to the footage that was presented, Summit offered select press interviews with Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson, 3:10 to Yuma) who plays D’Artagnan in the film.

Lerman found the experience of portraying “one of the most iconic characters in literature” to be an incredible one.

The young actor embraced the opportunity to be a part of the retelling of one of his grandfather’s most beloved tales. When asked how his interpretation would differ from the previous depictions of D’Artagnan, Lerman replied:

“It’s much more badass. We definitely wanted to up the action, and give it a cooler spin. A well deserved cooler spin. This is nothing that anyone’s going to expect when thinking about the long line of D’Artagnans, and how much older they were than the character is. Paul (W.S. Anderson) wanted to get somebody who was closer to the actual age of the character, because he’s 18 in the novel. So, yeah, expect a badass D’Artagnan who actually is the most dangerous character in the film, because nobody knows who he is when he comes to the city from a small town, and he’s trying to prove himself.”

According to Lerman, becoming the most “badass” D’Artagnan that the world has ever seen requires a fair amount of preparation:

“I think I had the most fight scenes in the film, so I wanted to make sure that D’Artagnan looks like a badass with a sword, and fencing is such a detailed sport that I wanted to make sure that it looked right, and we can please fencers all over the world. So I trained for maybe eight or nine months. Right when I found out I was doing it I was training immediately and throughout filming we were (training) every day. Any free time, in between takes, or lunch breaks, I would be training with the stunt team on the film for hours and hours a day.”

The Three Musketeers 2011 Logan Lerman Interview: The Three Musketeers is the Most Badass Yet

Though Lerman had done some fight and weapons training for Percy Jackson, the actor feels this film is in “a whole different league of sword play. It’s way more detailed, way more dangerous — and it’s going to blow people away.” Lerman continued by saying that, D’Artagnan “is supposed to be the best swordsman of the group. He’s also supposed to be the most wild and insane swordsman, so we tried to make a different style for him.”

The film itself seeks to differentiate itself from the previous iterations of The Three Musketeers as, what Lerman calls, “a more contemporary version” of the classic tale.

“It’s the untold chapter where the Musketeers are weaponry experts, and they’re kind of looked at as being the James Bonds of their time, with gadgets, and little gizmos, and fun things instead of just sword fighting. It makes for a lot of fun, and offers a different twist than the other “Three Musketeers” films.”

One of the aforementioned “gizmos” just happens to be a flame-thrower that Matthew Macfadyen (Athos) makes use of in the film – a fact which Lerman laughingly tells us was cause for “a lot of jealousy” on his part during production. If you have not yet done so, take a look at The Three Musketeers trailer, and see for yourself that this is, as Lerman says “not your father’s ‘Three Musketeers.’”

The Three Musketeers opens in theaters on October 13th, 2011.

Paul W.S. Anderson directs a cast that includes Logan Lerman, Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson, Christoph Waltz and Milla Jovovich.

Follow me on Twitter  @jrothc and Screen Rant @screenrant

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:
TAGS: the three musketeers

16 Comments

Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.


If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it.

  1. I am not going to waste money on this modern steam punk catastrophe. I will watch the Disney version on opening night. Stop giving Paul W.S. Anderson work Hollywood, Please!

  2. Actually looks fun and that’s saying something considering it’s coming from Anderson. The guy pumps out bundles and oodles of pure **** so here’s hoping we’ll get an enjoyable summer flick that for some reason is coming out in the Fall.

  3. It seems like they are completely missing the point and tone of the book. It wasn’t supposed to be some “badass” action story, it was more espionage and drama. I wish some filmmaker will eventually see that and make a movie accordingly. At least they casted the movie well.

    • Have you seen the 1970s version with Michael York, that is more tru to the books.

      • and the best

  4. I think what did it for me was in the trailer, after they kill a bunch of guys someone says something like “only 40?” and Athos says “It’s an off day” It’s lines like those in classic literature that you don’t find. Mind you I saw the trailer a few weeks ago, and didn’t bother with this one.

  5. Hmm, I dont recall reading anything about a flame thrower in the book, I guess that was the unedited version they stole from Alexander Dumas grave when no one was looking.

    I will give the film a look but I will hold off any criticism till the film comes out.

    Also will people stip comparing the Musketeer movies to that crap Disney version.

  6. “cooler”, “more badass” *facepalm*

    • It would be cool if they had a designated facepalmer for idiocy lol

  7. More bad assed my ass. This is going to be just like the horrible remake of the Wild Wild West and for the same reasons……they are adding in crap that just does not belong in the story.

    Why not be super duper cool and give them all laser muskets!!! /rolls eyes

  8. Wow, I have ZERO interest in seeing this movie.

  9. meh @ this….trailer made it look cheesy

  10. Im going to end up seeing it for the sword play , we all know Anderson his horrible, but I love fencing of any type so lets see what they came up with, not going to the theater to see it

  11. A pox on thee Mr Anderson. More cultural vandalism from Hollywood.

  12. Milla Jovovich so hot want to touch the hiney aaaaaaawooooooooo
    she would be my only reason to see this film but only once it comes to Netflix

    • Wha!?!??!? Milla Jovovich in this movie? haven’t seen the trailer yet due to poor internet speeds in my area but I’m going to do a 180 and actually watch this movie (On DVD of course) just for her. :p