After 17 years of playing Wolverine, Hugh Jackman bid the character goodbye in Logan, the action-packed and emotional film that saw Wolverine engaging in one last mission. It did so well that it was considered by some as one of the best superhero movies of all time. Now, Jackman will return as Wolverine, as Logan will be screened again in cinemas… in black and white.
The news was announced by director James Mangold, who tweeted the news:
Suggestion. Hard core B&W loving LOGAN fans should not make any plans on the evening of May 16th.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) April 28, 2017
Mangold already had plans of releasing Logan in black and white. When asked by a fan if there will be a black and white version, the director answered “Workin’ on it.”
Now, it will happen as it will be shown for one screening only: on May 16 in US cinemas.
Fans in the Philippines don’t need to worry, as the home release of Logan will have both the “theatrical” and “noir” version of the film. It is set to be released on May 23.
If you’re wondering why the noir version took so long to release, Mangold tweeted that “In converting to black and white , one must determine which hues go dark and light, adjust contrast, blacks. Turning down color on TV just makes gray mush.”
This isn’t the first time an edited version of a film was released. Previously, Mad Max: Fury Road was re-released in a “black and chrome” version.
Logan is different from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine in that Logan is set in a post-apocalyptic future where Wolverine, already past his prime, went on a final adventure. It starred Jackman as Wolverine, and he was joined by Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez.
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