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With ‘Logan’ set to hit theaters March 3rd.  The marketing campaign has began ramping up.  Giving us quite a few images of a desolate place.  Most images have appeared in black and white, going along with what will appear to be a desperate and depressing western tone.  The action in ‘Logan’ is said to be unlike anything we have seen yet from an X-Men film.  Director James Mangold has stated:

This represents] to me the kind of aggressive, classical Wolverine action that we want in the movie – more of something that fans have been asking for, for a really long time. We’ve been limited in one way or another from giving it to them, but I think we’ve got the go-ahead to really go for it on this picture. So we’re really trying to deliver what folks have always imagined those kind of battles would look like. There is a lot of high-octane action in the movie. We’re just trying to do it very differently and very viscerally.

Mangold has also spoken about the direction of ‘Logan.’ He and Hugh Jackman wanted a re-imaging of the character without having to re-tell an entire back story.

One of the things we all thought about as we worked on this film is, well, we don’t want to rebuild everything. We want to have some questions. In order to make a different Logan, and a different tone of a Wolverine movie, we felt like we couldn’t hold on to every tradition established in all the movies religiously, or we’d be trapped by the decisions made before us. So we questioned whether Logan’s healing factor causes him to heal without even a scar. We imagined that it may have when he was younger, but with age, he’s getting older and ailing. Perhaps his healing factor no longer produces baby-soft skin. So we imagined he heals quickly, still, but it leaves a scar. The simple idea was that his body would start to get a little more ravaged with a kind of tattooing of past battles, lacerations that remain of previous conflicts.

‘Logan’ looks to be a different type of film.  Character driven, set in a western world with R-rated Wolverine action.  Can ‘Logan’ garner the same success as ‘Deadpool’ in the R-Rated hero movie market? Let us know in the comments below.

‘Logan’ is set to hit theaters March 3rd 2017