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‘Logan’ Screenwriter Scott Frank on Finishing His Debut Novel ‘Shaker’ Fifteen Years After He Began [Interview]

14 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

  Back in the early 1990s, filmmaker Scott Frank began writing his debut novel “Shaker,” which is now available in paperback. It’s the story of an unassuming hitman, an embarrassing mayor, a sharp cop with a checkered past, a young street gang, and an unrelenting earthquake. They all affect each other in a Los Angeles-set story, unmistakably […]

The post ‘Logan’ Screenwriter Scott Frank on Finishing His Debut Novel ‘Shaker’ Fifteen Years After He Began [Interview] appeared first on /Film. »

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Interview: ‘Logan’ Co-Writer Scott Frank Brings a Superhero Back to Reality

9 March 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Right from the start of Logan, it’s obvious James Mangold‘s film isn’t your average superhero movie. Putting aside the R-rating the filmmaker doesn’t waste, there’s also the fact that comic book heroes rarely look as broken and feel as real as Hugh Jackman does in his final outing as the beloved mutant. The story isn’t about a […]

The post Interview: ‘Logan’ Co-Writer Scott Frank Brings a Superhero Back to Reality appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Patrick Stewart gives one of the performances of his career in “Logan”

9 March 2017 4:34 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Among the many cinematic crimes that exist in the world, high up among them is that Patrick Stewart has never been cited by the Academy. Despite decades of strong work, he remains one of the most respected actors in the industry never to be nominated for an Oscar. Without question, if you were to ask folks on the street if Stewart had been nominated before, most would assume yes. He has that sort of implicit cache to his name and resume. As good as it already is, that resume now has another sterling credit with Logan, the best film of 2017 so far, featuring Stewart turning in perhaps the year’s best supporting turn to date. Obviously, Stewart has multiple characters that he’s played time and time again, gaining a following all over the world. He is beloved not just for the role of Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise. »

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Logan Earns Praise from Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn

7 March 2017 12:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Critics and fans all over the country have been showering heaps of praise upon the cast and filmmakers who put Logan together, and some of those fans are famous filmmakers in their own right. Over the weekend, filmmaker James Gunn took some time out of his busy Guardians of the Galaxy 2 post-production schedule to check out Logan in Los Angeles, and, like most of the other fans and critics, the filmmaker had nothing but immense praise for director James Mangold's superhero adventure. The filmmaker took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon, to thank James Mangold for his work. Here's what the filmmaker had to say.

"I absolutely loved @WolverineMovie. Huge thanks to @mang0ld for giving me the best time I had at a theater in a long, long time. #Logan"

James Mangold thanked James Gunn on Twitter for his kind words, shortly thereafter. James Gunn certainly isn't the »

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Logan: geeky spots and references guide

7 March 2017 12:49 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Mar 8, 2017

From the terrific to the tenuous, here is our spotter’s guide for Easter eggs and nerdy nods in Logan...

This article contains lots of Logan spoilers.

Logan has finally arrived. Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, James Mangold and the writers Scott Frank and Michael Green have served up a brutal bloodbath of a movie that still manages to have a heart. It’s by far the best solo Wolverine movie, and it’s been certified fresh among critics. Hurrah!

Part of the brilliance of Logan is how it’s slave to no continuity. There is no post-credits scene and no mid-credits scene, and the stars of the other X-Men films on Fox’s slate are notable only by their absence.

With that separation from the rest of the series comes a filmmaking freedom that’s never been allowed in a Wolverine movie before. You get blood, »

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Dan Stevens Goes From ‘Beauty And The Beast’ To The “It Gets Crazy” ‘Legion’ [Interview]

7 March 2017 8:17 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Who would have thought that the most successful alumni from “Downton Abbey” would be Dan Stevens? And, no, Maggie Smith doesn’t count.  Stevens is having a peak 2017 even it took him a good five years to get there.

After leaving the popular period drama in 2012 Stevens earned raves for his performance in the indie “The Guest,” but mostly found himself landing supporting roles in disappointing fare such as Bill Condon’s “The Fifth Estate” or Scott Frank’s “A Walk Among Tombstones.” The past year has been something of a game changer for the 34-year-old actor.

Continue reading Dan Stevens Goes From ‘Beauty And The Beast’ To The “It Gets Crazy” ‘Legion’ [Interview] at The Playlist. »

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Why We Needed 'Logan' to Kill the Modern Superhero Movie

7 March 2017 8:04 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It started with the title – a simple name, not Wolverine IV, or the X-man's handle with an overblown subtitle attached to it, or even something akin to The Wolverine, which included a definite article lest you confuse him with other sharp-clawed mutant superheroes. Then came the first trailer, a stark preview set to Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt." There was no "in a world ..." narration, no giant robots, no costumes; Patrick Stewart's Charles Xavier briefly showed up, as did a mysterious man bandaged up like Claude Rains and »

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‘Logan’ Review [Chinese Cut]

7 March 2017 6:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook | Written by James Mangold, Scott Frank, Michael Green | Directed by James Mangold

Oh man, Logan. Everyone’s favourite Mutant is no longer the perma-young man he once was; his healing factor is greatly diminished, he walks with a limp, his hair has turned grey and he needs reading glasses. Eking out a living as a limo driver, Logan is alone, with only a profoundly sick Charles Xavier and Stephen Merchant’s Caliban for company. The Mutants, once feared as the next step in man’s evolution, are all but extinct.

This isn’t Mark Millar’s hyper-violent dystopia, but it is a hyper-violent dystopia. Or at least, it is for Mutants. The X-Men are dead and new Mutants are no longer being born, leaving Logan, Charles and Caliban as the last of their kind. Or are they? Logan »

- Joel Harley

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Logan Director James Mangold Discusses The Film’s Emotional Final Moments

6 March 2017 6:05 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At this point, you’re probably sick of reading about how Logan‘s a “different” kind of superhero film, but that really is the case, and one of the reasons for this is the fact that it tells a self-contained story (for the most part, anyways) that’s unafraid to take risks with its characters in ways that we just don’t see enough in the big comic book movie franchises these days.

It’s been well documented that Logan would be Hugh Jackman’s final time in the claws for some time now and for that reason, many fans figured there was a good chance that Wolverine would finally meet his maker at the end, and sure enough, that’s exactly what happens after an intense battle with his younger clone, X-24.

The scene culminates with an emotional moment between Logan and his “daughter,” Laura (Dafne Keen), before the »

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‘Logan’ Review [Spoiler Free]

6 March 2017 6:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Dafne KeenBoyd Holbrook | Written by James Mangold, Scott Frank, Michael Green | Directed by James Mangold

Logan slashes its way into theaters this week and Fox and Marvel finally gives the fans of the X-Men the tale they have wanted to see for years.  Logan, as it should be evident by the R rating, is not for children and is a beautifully violent, head-rolling (literally!) and well-written story that gives Hugh Jackman a film worthy of letting Wolverine ride off into the sunset.

Logan is set in the year 2029 when mutants are either dead or in hiding and no longer a part of everyday society.  Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) watches after Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in an abandoned silo in Mexico with the assistance of Caliban, played by a returning Stephen Merchant after a brief role in the previous X-Men film, Apocalypse. »

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Logan Surprise Villain Explained

5 March 2017 3:32 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The success of the R-rated blockbuster Deadpool has emboldened movie studios to push for more R-rated movies. One of the by-products of this was 20th Century Fox's Logan being crafted as an R-rated superhero movie, but that is not the only thing that sets Logan apart. As fans noticed this weekend, there is no post-credits scene, which was quite disappointing for most fans, but during a new interview, writer Scott Frank talks about the inclusions of a surprising villain. If you haven't seen Logan yet, there will be Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

One of the other ways the movie was set apart was the inclusion of a surprise Deadpool 2 teaser which played between the trailers and the movie itself. Another big surprise fans received was towards the end of the film, with the emergence of X-24, a new Logan clone that looked just like a young Wolverine, »

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Logan Surprise Villain Explained; Director Defends Not Having Post Credit Scene

5 March 2017 10:39 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The success of the R-rated blockbuster Deadpool has emboldened movie studios to push for more R-rated movies. One of the by-products of this was 20th Century Fox's Logan being crafted as an R-rated superhero movie, but that is not the only thing that sets Logan apart. As fans noticed this weekend, there is no post-credits scene, which was quite disappointing for most fans, but during a new interview, director James Mangold revealed why the decision was made to not feature a post-credit scene, while writer Scott Frank talks about the inclusions of a surprising villain. If you haven't seen Logan yet, there will be Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

Director James Mangold has said in the past that Logan will be a much different superhero movie than fans are used to seeing, and the filmmaker revealed in a new interview with The Toronto Sun that part »

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The Week in Spandex – Logan box office, Deadpool 2 teaser, first look at Ego from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Justice League footage and more

5 March 2017 2:43 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Logan, Deadpool 2, Alpha Flight, Exiles, Legion, Fantastic Four 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Inhumans, Iron Fist, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad 2, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, Green Lantern Corps, Wonder Woman, Nightwing, Gotham City Sirens, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Gotham, Powerless and more…

20th Century Fox unleashed its latest X-Men offering this week as Logan rolled out around the globe, with the film said to be tracking a worldwide opening weekend of between $170 and $200 million. It’s already off to a $32 million opening day in the States (the biggest for an R-rated movie in March), and should it manage to reach $200 million, it would give the Fox »

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Sabretooth was originally going to make an appearance in Logan

4 March 2017 4:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Way back when 20th Century Fox was in early development on Logan, Hugh Jackman asked fans what they would like to see in his X-Men swansong, with the actor subsequently revealing that there was a lot of support for Sabretooth making his return to the big screen.

Liev Schreiber – who played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – later revealed that he’d be keen on returning as Victor Creed, and had been speaking with Jackman about that very possibility, but as we now know it ultimately came to nothing.

Well, it seems that a Sabretooth appearance was on the cards at one point, with screenwriter Scott Frank telling CinemaBlend:

“There was a moment when we were thinking about, as I recall, James Mangold had an idea where when they were on the run, and they go to the gambling town, there may have been at that point they were going to see [Sabertooth] for help. »

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'Logan' Screenwriter on How a Failed Pilot Led Him to a Novel 20 Years in the Making

3 March 2017 11:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

With Logan, screenwriter Scott Frank is finishing a story that began 17 years ago, but surprisingly, helping complete Hugh Jackman's run as the the clawed mutant Wolverine isn't the longest-cooking project Frank has lent his talents to of late.

His novel Shaker, which he completed just before beginning work on Logan and is out now, was decades in the making. He first started it early '90s and left to languish as his screenwriting career took off and kept him working on movies such as Minority Report, Marley & Me, and The Wolverine. It was only after what seemed like a »

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‘Logan’: 10 Ways Hugh Jackman and James Mangold Convinced Fox to Make A Bold and Bloody Superhero Movie

3 March 2017 10:52 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Logan” will open huge this weekend, but the well-reviewed R-rated “Wolverine” sequel starring Hugh Jackman will provide Hollywood with something it needs more than great box office: It means permission to challenge the status quo.

Studios are in trouble. Box office is down four percent for the year to date — and the main culprit is combining familiar franchise properties with tried-and-true formulas.

Of course, “Logan” is the 10th installment in the “X-Men” franchise, which 20th Century Fox launched 16 years ago with producer Lauren Shuler Donner. But “Wolverine” director James Mangold didn’t direct it like a sequel.

Here’s how Mangold threw out the studio rulebook — and why Fox let him.

1. Get the backing of a major star.

Immediately after finishing “Wolverine” in 2013, Jackman and Mangold had a chat: Did they want to do this movie again? “If there was one, it would be his last one,” Mangold told me in a telephone interview. »

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‘Logan’: 10 Ways Hugh Jackman and James Mangold Convinced Fox to Make A Bold and Bloody Superhero Movie

3 March 2017 10:52 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Logan” will open huge this weekend, but the well-reviewed R-rated “Wolverine” sequel starring Hugh Jackman will provide Hollywood with something it needs more than great box office: It means permission to challenge the status quo.

Studios are in trouble. Box office is down four percent for the year to date — and the main culprit is combining familiar franchise properties with tried-and-true formulas.

Of course, “Logan” is the 10th installment in the “X-Men” franchise, which 20th Century Fox launched 16 years ago with producer Lauren Shuler Donner. But “Wolverine” director James Mangold didn’t direct it like a sequel.

Here’s how Mangold threw out the studio rulebook — and why Fox let him.

1. Get the backing of a major star.

Immediately after finishing “Wolverine” in 2013, Jackman and Mangold had a chat: Did they want to do this movie again? “If there was one, it would be his last one,” Mangold told me in a telephone interview. »

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Logan Features A Deadpool 2 Teaser, And You Can Watch It Here!

3 March 2017 5:47 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No, Logan doesn’t feature a post-credits scene – but James Mangold’s R-rated actioner comes packing the next best thing: a fleeting teaser for Deadpool 2.

News of the top-secret trailer emerged online late last night, when /Film not only confirmed the teaser’s existence, but also what it includes. Now, you’ll be able to see what all the fuss is about for yourself. We’ve included an embed up above, but the bootleg footage likely won’t hang around for long, so watch it while you still can!

Featuring Ryan Reynolds back in costume as the Merc With a Mouth, the stinger opens with a pair of goons wrestling in the street. Cloaked under a black hoody a la Luke Cage, Deadpool then decides to intervene, at which point our foul-mouthed anti-hero makes a beeline for the nearest phone booth to change into his iconic red costume. Not all goes according to plan, »

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Logan: Sabretooth Almost Made The Cut For Wolverine’s Last Hurrah

2 March 2017 2:27 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

On the eve of release, Logan screenwriter Scott Frank has shed new light on the film’s pre-production process, including how one particular incarnation of James Mangold’s R-rated thriller almost made room for Wolverine’s sibling and sworn enemy, Sabretooth.

Word comes by way of Cinema Blend, where Frank noted that the character, one brought to life by Liev Schreiber in X-Men Origins: Wolverine seven years ago, would have cropped up right around the middle of Logan, at which point Wolverine, Laura/X-23 and Xavier are seen traveling through Oklahoma City. Going off Frank’s comments, Mangold and his creative team came fairly close to carving out a role for Sabretooth but, much like the director’s approach to other X-Men characters, ultimately decided to leave any cameo from Schreiber on the cutting room floor.

There was a moment when we were thinking about, as I recall, Jim [Mangold] had »

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What Sabretooth Was Supposed to Do in Logan

2 March 2017 12:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

17 years after he first graced our presence on the big screen as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman's epic run as this iconic character is coming to a close this weekend when Logan hits theaters. Throughout that 17-year run, Wolverine has come across countless mutants, good and evil alike, with this story also serving as the swan song for Patrick Stewart's Professor X, after the actor revealed in a recent interview that this will be his last time playing the iconic Professor. As it turns out, this movie almost brought back another character from X-Men lore, Sabretooth, played by Liev Schreiber.

The original X-Men movie in 2000 gave us our first look at Sabretooth, played by Tyler Mane, but he only had a small supporting role in that film. The 2009 spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine shed some light on Wolverine's background with Sabretooth, played by Liev Schreiber, with the opening sequence showing these »

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