Hugh Jackman’s last outing as Weapon X was one of our favorite movies of the past year. The R-rating allowed us to experience the mutants rage in a whole new way (it was a little awkward hearing Professor Xavier dropping f-bombs though!). Although we are sad that Jackman will not be portraying the Wolverine any longer, the film gave us a fitting end to our favorite mutant. We can’t wait to experience it again on May 23rd when Logan will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD, and as a bonus, it was announced that a “Logan Noir” edition of the film will be included as well.
A black and white version of the film was not originally planned. It was just by chance that director James Mangold came across the idea while taking photos during the production of the film. Here is what he had to say about it:
“During production of LOGAN I took many black and white photographs and noticed how striking and dramatic our gritty settings and characters appeared in monochrome,” said Mangold. “The western and noir vibes of the film seemed to shine in the format and there was not a trace of modern comic hero movie sheen. Then, while editing, Fox and I started posting some of the black and white stills online and fans also began to respond enthusiastically, many hoping that they would get a chance to see the finished film in carefully timed, high contrast black and white. Well. Sometimes hope becomes reality.”
If you are lucky enough to live near an Alamo Drafthouse, you can also see the Logan Noir version on the big screen for one night only on May 16th. There will even be a live streaming Q&A session with the director! Most of us will not be lucky enough to attend, but hey… at least we get to experience it on the small screen with another 90 minutes of special features! You can preorder from Amazon by clicking the photo below.