One last time.
Hugh Jackman sheathes his claws after LOGAN, which is being billed as the last Wolverine story, ending the saga of everybody’s favorite Canadian, adamantium-clawed X-Man. Set in the near future, LOGAN finds Wolvie attempting to cross the Mexican border with an old and enfeebled Professor Xavier (Sir Patrick Stewart, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION). Their mission: to save a young mutant who may be a female clone of Logan (it’s a comic book movie after all), but it’s never as easy as just doing a good deed. The trio finds their way blocked by baddies and things get violent. And we mean VIOLENT - LOGAN sports an R rating for ‘strong brutal violence throughout.’
Director James Mangold (3:10 TO YUMA, THE WOLVERINE) directs this melancholy and gritty movie that marks real film history: it brings to a close one of the longest-running pairings of actor and character in recent memory. Jackman has played Wolverine longer than anybody has continuously played just about any character in the movies, including James Bond. With a character as popular as this, with an actor as committed to the part as Jackman and with a director as serious and excellent as Mangold, you can expect LOGAN to be a real exclamation point at the end of Wolverine’s story.