Logan: Wolverine And X-23 Get Their Claws Out In Our Exclusive Pics
Hugh Jackman is getting ready to hang up his claws for the last time with Logan, the third and final Wolverine solo movie. As these four world-exclusive photos show – taken from the new issue of Empire, on sale from Thursday – he means business.
Jackman and his returning director, James Mangold, describe their unconventional superhero movie as a Western crossed with a road movie. “It’s a darker version of Little Miss Sunshine, with the three of us on the road,” Jackman told Empire, chuckling. “Slightly more violence!”
“The idea of a road picture with Logan, Laura and Xavier in an average car was a driving image for me,” says Mangold, pun quite possibly intended. “Taking heroes and putting them in normalcy — and nothing makes them more normal than to cram them into a car and make them have to deal with each other — that seemed the ultimate contradiction of what tentpole movies tend to do.”
Making a big impression in the film is the girl known only as Laura (Dafne Keen), aka X-23, seen in our exclusive pics with her claws out. In one intense scene, as Jackman recalled to us, Logan loses his temper at Laura. “I just yelled, ‘SHUT THE FUCK UP!’” Jackman says. “At the end of 40 minutes of this I went up to Maria, Dafne’s mum, and I said, ‘Maria, I’ve got an 11-year-old and I’m just really sorry.’ Maria said, ‘Aw, don’t worry, she just called you a cunt. In Spanish.’”
For more on the extremely-R-rated Logan, and over 150 pages of film-related fun, be sure to pick up the new issue of Empire, on sale from Thursday 26 January. Want to get Empire delivered to your door every month, days before anyone else? You'll want to subscribe, then.
Logan, meanwhile, arrives in UK cinemas on 2 March, a day ahead of the US.