In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly due to genetically modified plants designed to reduce mutant powers and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because they made her, with Logan's DNA. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.
Professor Xavier's psychic blast initially was conceived as a huge pulse of energy, akin to the traditional super power. But Director James Mangold wanted to keep everything much more naturalistic. So Visual Effects Supervisor Chas Jarrett evolved the idea from the energy wave into a mind control field that caused people to become immobile indefinitely, a corrupted version of Xavier's ability in the X-Men films to freeze large groups of people. See more »
When Logan in nodding off while driving the Bronco, the gear selector can be seen through the windshield and it is in the "Park" position. The scene cuts to an interior shot and the selector is now in the "Drive" position. A moment later it is again in "Park" (the whole time the vehicle is in motion). See more »
The Logan Noir cut of the film has the 20th Century Fox, Marvel, TSG Entertainment logos in black-and-white. The Fox logo comes with a 1950s-60s CinemaScope statement. See more »
Chinese version is approx. 11 minutes shorter than the standard theatrical version. That version misses almost all blood and gore and uses alternate angles for some scenes, but includes the swearing. See more »
The R rating makes a difference, because this character is typically more violent in the comic books. But it's not just that, it's an emotional story with other old characters and newly introduced ones. I've always loved this character and Hugh Jackman was perfect for the role. I really hope they don't recast this character going forward, at least anytime soon.
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