"The success of his character in the "X-Men" was so vast that he went on to feature in all the X-Men movies including the Origins franchise and also the three-part stand alone 'Wolverine" series. Yet as it turns out, the newest superhero movie to hit theaters, Logan, doesn't have a post-credits scene, so fans can head out the moment the movie's real ending comes to a halt. The makers of "X-Men" movies have made a lot of mistakes in the past, but "Logan" was nearly ideal. Westchester is the flashpoint of mutants' existence, and after fighting so long for equal rights, they've been horrifically wiped out by the one who fought so hard and so long for them.
Ryan Reynolds trolled Hugh Jackman on Twitter at the weekend following the Chinese premiere of Logan, the final film in the Wolverine franchise.
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: In the near future, a tired Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border.
Chris Aronson, Fox's domestic distribution chief talked about the film's success in a statement in which he said, "The movie is one of the truest movies to the source material in the comic book universe that's ever been done". Unlike the MCU over at Disney - where every film has been carefully crafted to fit perfectly with all the other films - the X-Men films have never cared much about maintaining a consistent continuity. Adjusting for inflation though, the 2009 movie performed better, although it's likely Logan will have stronger legs since it's not getting critically panned.
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"Logan" also introduces the character Laura, a.k.a. X-23. According to Mangold, it's because Logan should be treated as its own conclusive story.
Clearly the r-rated take on Jackman's troubled hero has proved a draw, this latest iteration from director James Mangold being the most brooding and brutal yet. But he says he wanted to craft a film that honoured Wolverine's comic book roots.
Fox booked Logan into 4,071 theatres, a large number for an R-rated film.