This morning, followers had been handled not solely to the ultimate trailer for 20th Century Fox’s Logan, but in addition a crimson band trailer for the last-ever Wolverine film as effectively. That UK trailer included a scene the place Professor X reveals he is “f—ing 90″ years previous.” Whereas there have been beforehand rumors that the story is about within the yr 2024, director James Mangold confirmed in a brand new interview that the story truly takes place within the yr 2029. Because it seems, there’s an excellent purpose for why this yr was chosen.
ComicBook.com not too long ago received to take a seat down with Logan director James Mangold, who revealed he needed to have some “elbow room” between the epilogue scene in X-Males: Days of Future Previous, which is about within the yr 2023 or 2024. The director added that he thinks a few of these superhero films, that happen proper after each other, are basically big-budget TV reveals, however he needed to provide himself sufficient respiratory room from the Days of Future Previous epilogue to inform his story. Here is what he needed to say under.
“It is yr 2029 when the film takes place. There’s an epilogue scene in Days of Future Previous which is 2024, or 2023, one thing like that. I simply needed to get far sufficient previous. My objective was actual easy: it was to choose a time the place I had sufficient elbow room that I used to be away from present entanglements. A part of the way in which I believe these movies cease being recent (these movies being franchise comedian e book films) is when you end up making basically a tv sequence with $200 million episodes the place you are actually simply choosing up the place the final one left off and you are making a mini-series. Then, it is unimaginable to do one thing recent, which means basically you are only a director on the 14th episode of a tv present choosing up the place the final one left off and persons are going to be actually startled by any discontinuity or modifications. The objective right here was to one way or the other make a movie that is completely different: to be a filmmaker myself and go, ‘How would I convey myself to this? What would I do if I used to be ranging from scratch? What would I discover? What have I seen not explored?’ Not solely within the X-Males universe however in comedian e book films basically.”
The synopsis reveals that within the close to future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a conceal out on the Mexican border. However Logan‘s makes an attempt to cover from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a younger mutant arrives, being pursued by darkish forces. The story is partially based mostly on the Outdated Man Logan comics story line, however it can additionally embody components of different comics, since there are a variety of characters that may’t be featured on this story, since Marvel Studios owns the rights to characters akin to Hawkeye, Hulk and Purple Cranium. The brand new trailer that debuted this week reveals that there are literally X-Males comedian books, loosely based mostly on the superhero group’s exploits, however it stays to be seen how the comics will determine into the story.
There was a rumor swirling round that Patrick Stewart‘s iconic Professor X character will likely be killed off in Logan. One of many mysterious pictures featured a glimpse at Logan‘s limousine door, which is riddled with bullet holes. Some followers imagine it is that precise spot the place Professor X is sitting, which some have theorized might imply that Professor X could also be killed on this film. Since that is the ultimate Wolverine film, it could make sense for the Professor’s demise to occur right here, and we already know that he has fallen fairly in poor health when this story begins. Hopefully we’ll have extra particulars about Logan quickly as we get nearer to the March three launch date.