The year is less than halfway over and it’s already been one of the most rewarding years in recent memory for comic book movie fans. While there is a bevy of anticipated movies in the stable, such as Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Justice League, still waiting to be released. It’s easy to be spoiled with the abundance of riches at movie theaters, however sometimes you can’t get too much of a good thing.
Logan has proven to be a gem in the genre and its seems that director James Mangold’s movie about Wolverine’s last stand will be resurrected in theaters one more time. Fox Studios has found success by letting their filmmakers roam free in the R-rated X-Men universe and it seems that they are trusting in Mangold one more time.
X-Men fans will get one more chance to watch Hugh Jackman on the silver screen as Wolverine. On May 16th, Logan, will be returning to theaters in black and white. Yes, you read that correctly.
Suggestion. Hard core B&W loving LOGAN fans should not make any plans on the evening of May 16th.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) April 28, 2017
Apparently, there has been a vocal group of people who have been craving to see the movie in B&W and Mangold has answered the call. He hasn’t simply dialed down the color, but gone through the process of regrading and timing it “shot by shot.” It’s an interesting decision that you would expect from an art house movie, not necessarily a superhero film. However, upon a single viewing of Logan, it’s clear that there is a strong vision that’s not being guided by the normal popcorn film standards.
Logan has the opportunity to out gross X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past to become the second highest grossing film in the franchise behind Deadpool, so it will be interesting to watch the interest in the re-release. The following week the film will be available on Blu-Ray, with both the black and white and theatrical cuts included, so you will get ample opportunity to revisit Wolverine’s last solo film.
In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.
Logan will be available on Blu-Ray, streaming, and home viewing on May 23rd, 2017.