Logan is an epic finale to the current incarnation of Wolverine. The character was never really understood on the big screen, not really, until James Mangold crafted the spectacular film that really got the character perfectly. It’s unfortunate that Hugh Jackman will no longer portray Logan and now it feels like blasphemy to think that studios will replace him with a new actor before the masterful flick even leaves our minds. It’s a goddamned shame.
If you live near an Alamo Drafthouse location, you can watch it again on the big screen tonight. Why would you do that if you already watched it two month ago in the theater? Well, aside from a Q&A to follow with Jackman and Mangold, you would be watching the Logan Noir version.
Explain to me why in the hell this being in black and white makes it even more haunting? I did not shed any tears in the theater watching Logan, but I’m not convinced I’ll be able to make the same claim when watching it in black and white. There’s something so raw, so bleak about using this color palette to tell Old Man Logan’s story. It’s the only thing that could possibly make the film better, I’d argue. It looks beautiful.
You can own Logan on digital today. It will hit Blu-ray and other physical formats on May 23rd. Along with the Logan Noir version of the film, you’ll get a deleted scene that ties back to Wolverine: Origins, which is a myth and never existed.