James Mangold shares previsualization video of Logan casino scene
This week saw co-writer/director James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari) take to Twitter alongside ComicBook.com for a special watch party of his acclaimed final installment in Fox’s Wolverine trilogy, Logan, during which he shared a previsualization video from the scene in which Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier suffers a seizure, psychically incapacitating everyone in the area. The video can be viewed below!
Set in the near future, the film follows a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) as he cares for an ailing Professor X (Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Also starring Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Stephen Merchant, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez, Logan hit theaters in 2017 to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, being considered one of the greatest superhero films of all time and landing an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, becoming the first superhero film to do so. Directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line, The Wolverine) and scripted by Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green, the 20th Century Fox marked the ninth and final time that Jackman played the Marvel Comics character on the big screen.
Following the film’s release, Mangold revealed he was penning a script for a spin-off centered on Dafne Keen’s Laura, aka X-23, but following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the fate of the project is currently left unclear as Marvel Studios is working to figure out how to incorporate the newly acquired characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.