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Trivia for Logan.

  • Hugh Jackman was 99.9% sure that this will be his last appearance as Wolverine on screen. He has cited his age and his skin cancer as factors in him retiring from the role.[1][2] He also said that having a discussion with Jerry Seinfeld played a part in retiring the character, as Jerry talked generally about how he wanted to make sure he never got to a point with his TV show where audiences were weary of seeing it anymore and basically saying "oh, it's you again", and Jackman felt he was fortunate to have avoided this for Wolverine and wanted to ensure it never happened.
    • Jackman later redacted this statement, claiming that after viewing Michael Keaton's performance in Birdman he was inspired, and that he wishes to portray the character 'until his death'.[3][4] Despite this, the film is being promoted as the last time Jackman will feature in the role. Following that news, on March 28, 2015, Jackman posted on his Instagram, "Wolverine… One Last Time."[5] He also hinted at the film being an adaptation of the Old Man Logan comic storyline, which was confirmed by the story's writer, Mark Millar.[6]
      • In spite of Jackman's comments and the film's promotion, Ryan Reynolds revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he is attempting to convince Jackman to renew his contract for a Wolverine/Deadpool crossover film. He urged fans join the campaign by making their desire for such a project known online.[7][8][9][10] In February 2017, Jackman said he has made up his mind and he won't be appearing in a Deadpool sequel.[11] Although they both appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as the characters. Wolverine was later inserted into a post-credit scene in Deadpool 2, recycling footage from the aforementioned film.
  • Hugh Jackman was hungover when he came up with the idea for Logan. When he was done doing a press for the film Chappie, director Neill Blomkamp asked what was next for Wolverine and Hugh had no idea currently. After having a few glasses of wine he fell asleep, woke up at 4 in the morning and grabbed a recorder and summed up that Wolverine 3 would be a mix of Unforgiven, The Wrestler and Shane. These 3 movies would be the basis of the story/idea/theme behind the next (and last) Wolverine film.
  • Hugh Jackman suggested in an interview following the release of the second trailer that Logan would take place in a different universe than the revised timeline, similar to how the original comic, Old Man Logan took place in a separate timeline from Earth 616. However, James Mangold confirmed that Logan takes place in the revised timeline. Patrick Stewart furthered this in an interview with Comicbook.com, stating "It's not another timeline, it's not another universe. The world has just...moved on, and we've been left behind".
  • It is the 10th Feature Film of the X-Men Film series.
  • Including his cameo in X-Men: First Class, his face on the cover of the "Sexiest Man Alive" People issue in Deadpool, and his Alkali Lake rampage in X-Men: Apocalypse, this film will be Hugh Jackman's 10th, and, if not, final time portraying Logan/Wolverine, raising his own record for the most times a comic book character has been played by the same actor in theatrical films. He will also be the only actor to appear in the entire X-Men film series.
  • Logan is the first Marvel superhero movie to have a title with a name of the alter-ego of a superhero. Previous examples, from DC, include The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Man of Steel.
  • This is the last film in which Sir Patrick Stewart played Professor X.[12]
    • This is the first Wolverine-centric film where Patrick Stewart plays a major, credited role. His appearances in the previous Wolverine films were brief, uncredited cameos.
  • Logan is the second X-Men film to be rated R the first being Deadpool.
    • Logan was thought to be the last film in which Sir Patrick Stewart will play Professor X, but later he stated his interest to reprise his role in future X-Men movies. However, during the Logan screening in Berlin, Patrick Stewart announced that he will be retiring from his role as Charles Xavier following Logan.[13]
  • Both Hugh Jackman and Richard E. Grant have starred in a Dracula movie. Jackman was in Van Helsing and Grant was in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • In a video featurette for The Wolverine, Hugh Jackman states that  "the great battle, I always thought with Wolverine, is the battle within himself" [14], this inner conflict is a theme in Logan and when questioned on the personal tone of the film in Empire magazine [15] Jackman goes on to say "That's always been really his dilemma, coming to terms with who he is". Adamantium poisoning is a metaphor for this battle within [16] and the theme is embodied by X-24.[17][18]
  • Director James Mangold said Logan will have a more "human" feel, relying very little on CGI and green screens.
  • In the Official trailer, in the scene where Logan is seen drinking at a graveyard, one of the graves has the surname "Peters" written on it. It is a reference to the actor Evan Peters, who portrays Quicksilver in the X-Men films.
    • The trailer includes the song "Hurt" is a cover performed by Johnny Cash. Originally written and released by the band Nine Inch Nails from their second studio album, The Downward Spiral. The cover attracted praise from Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor for its "sincerity and meaning". In addition, "Hurt" is said to be about living with depression and pain and emotional isolation. James Mangold, this film's director, directed the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line. When asked why he chose the song for the trailer, he said "It was to set itself apart from other superhero movies". He revealed that Logan would have a more "human" feel to it as it focuses on an old and hurting Logan in the future where the mutants are dying off.
  • This film is the second longest X-Men film, behind X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • It is also the second comic book film Lennie Loftin has appeared in. The first was Daredevil where he portrayed Detective Nick Manolis.
  • Richard E. Grant is the fourth Game of Thrones actor to join the X-Men series after Peter Dinklage, Ed Skrein and Sophie Turner.
  • This is the third collaboration between Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold. Having previously worked together on 'Kate & Leopold' and 'The Wolverine'.
  • The release date of Logan was March 3. Numerically, that is 3/3, which could be a reference to the titular superhero Wolverine's two sets of 3 claws.
  • This is the first X-Men film to reference the fact that Wolverine's healing factor also prevents him from dying of adamantium poisoning.
  • Logan's loss of his self-healing ability and an ailing Professor Xavier hints at the fates of the characters at the end of the movie. Another major hint is Logan's line "We could both use some sleep".
  • In the film, Logan never refers to Weapon X or Department H by their names, preferring to call them "Alkali". It's possible he never learned of Department H, or just called them Alkali as it might've been easier to Xavier to understand.
  • Director James Mangold elaborated on several scenes cut during filming. One filmed, but was cut for time, the scene portrayed Laura finding a photo of Jean Grey, to which she asked Logan, "Is this my mother?", an angry Logan would take the photo and toss it out the window." Another scene cut was a flashback to the Manchester incident, Mangold claimed it was cut to keep what happened a mystery and speculation. Finally, Mangold stated there was additional scenes filmed at the Munson house, specifically, Logan was asked if he was married, and before he could answer, Xavier replied he was married to Jean Grey, and Logan had accidentally killed her. Mangold stated the scene was cut to keep the happy tone of the dinner scene.
  • This film features the first time in the series that Logan's real name James Howlett was used, as in prior entries, only his first name James/Jimmy in Origins, and Days of Future Past.
  • It has been implied that the ending to Logan was foreseen by Yukio in The Wolverine.[19]
  • This is the only solo Wolverine film where Logan never has his bone claws.
  • Millie Bobby Brown auditioned for X-23 before Dafne Keen was cast.
  • Dafne Keen was 11 years old but she wasn't allowed inside the Casino, even with all the correct shooting permits, she was underage. So some shots were done with Keen on a green screen, and some scenes were shot in the actual casino with Keen's body double, Cheramie Martin, who is over 18, but of a similar build to Keen.
  • X-24 was played by Eddie Davenport in using CGI Technology of Hugh Jackman, the scenes and face were used as a digital reference using Motion-Capture.
  • Ian McKellen expressed interest in Logan, but didn't appear in the film.

References

  1. Is ‘Wolverine 3′ The End of Hugh Jackman’s ‘X-Men’ Career?
  2. Hugh Jackman Now 'Less Sure' About Leaving Wolverine Role
  3. Hugh Jackman Wants to Continue Playing Wolverine Until He Dies
  4. Hugh Jackman Says He Wants to Play Wolverine Until He Dies, Reveals Michael Keaton Inspires Him to "Be Better"
  5. Hugh Jackman Teases ‘One Last Time’ as Wolverine
  6. MARK MILLAR EXPLAINS HOW A WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN MOVIE COULD WORK WITHOUT MARVEL STUDIOS CHARACTERS
  7. Ryan Reynolds wants to make a Deadpool/Wolverine movie
  8. Ryan Reynolds Eager for Deadpool and Wolverine Team-Up Movie
  9. Hugh Jackman says he's 'hesitating' on retiring as Wolverine
  10. Deadpool 2 Writers Talk Wolverine Crossover and Trilogy Plans
  11. Deadpool 2: Hugh Jackman confirms Wolverine definitely won't be making an appearance
  12. New Wolverine film 'probably the end of the franchise' for Sir Patrick Stewart
  13. Patrick Stewart says he's retiring from X-Men franchise: 'I'm done'
  14. The Wolverine "Logan" Featurette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMr14Tzduy4
  15. Empire Magazine: March Issue 2017 - Page 67 Hugh Jackman Reveals Empire's Exclusive Logan Cover
  16. Empire Magazine: March Issue 2017 - Page 64 Hugh Jackman Reveals Empire's Exclusive Logan Cover
  17. http://screenrant.com/logan-movie-villain-x-24-backstory-explained/
  18. http://collider.com/logan-hugh-jackman-x24/#james-mangold
  19. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/logan-ending-was-beautifully-foreshadowed-wolverine-984956
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