The new issue of Empire arrives, and as regular comes full of a heaving resources of movie-related treasures. It is difficult to choose a highlight, but leading up this month’s Preview area is this rather striking picture of Hugh Jackman as famous X-Man Wolverine, holding the girl named Laura/X-23 (Dafne Keane) during Wolverine’s swansong film Logan.
This is a very different Wolverine to the one we are used to: greying, bearded, covered in scars. After 9 films and 17 years in the role, Hugh Jackman is clearly not fascinated in going out with a whimper. Director James Mangold informed that he expected to concentrate on the fast-healing mutant’s vulnerable part. “The objective was to create something human,” says Mangold. “We created an attempt to scale back on the gloss and green-screen.”
Mangold wrote: “if you are on the make for a extremely choreographed, gravity defying, city-block ruining CG fuckathon, this ain’t your film.”
Jackman confirms with the sentiment. “It is important you see this as the tale of a man who is struggling with mortality and legacy,” the actor informs, “and whether the world has been better off with him or without him.”