Superheroes are a big deal. Not only for the fact that they have an immense fan base that loves them. But also because they’re a pretty cool in general. Since everyone has fantasized about having super powers at one point of their life.
But also because from time to time they can achieve some things we can’t. Or due to the fact that we can relate to their pain and personal issues. All of this lead to the buzz that superhero movies have had recently. With Marvel being the main representative on it (sorry DC fans).
Logan is the last film that takes an emphasized look at everyone’s favorite and most known X-Men. After watching Hugh Jackman play the role for years in the many movies were the moody mutant has appeared.
The story is set in 2029 showing us a Wolverine struggling with his later-life while he takes care of Professor X in the Mexican dessert. But all of this changes when a young mutant arrives at his door, as she is being pursued by some evil forces.
Cut from a different cloth.
Even though the story is set in a different universe from the Marvel Comics and the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe we saw some important changes on the film. As the character of Logan has had some changes in his typical way of being. Since he only unleashes his powers when absolutely necessary.
Also due to the fact that at the end of the movie there was no post-credit clip, making a lot of fans wonder about it. Something that has become a rule on the Marvel films. As they show a sneak peek of future releases. Maybe because it’s the final movie of the saga. But the director of the movie, James Mangold, has revealed a different reason: “The only way we came out with a different movie was trying to do it differently,” he said.
Doing it differently.
As Mangold has revealed his opinion about the post-credit clip and why he didn’t use it on Logan. “So I was pretty fanatical about saying, If this is how these other movies are doing it, we’re going the other way.’ (…) That’s essentially turning it into a product that has to come out of the widget machine the same way every time and that’s not how the best movies are going to get made… in any genre.”
“The second it’s like, ‘Well, you’re supposed to serve cheesecake at the end of the meal,’ my response is, ‘Really? Is that the new rule? I can’t serve dinner at my house without cheesecake at the end?’ That’s a good enough reason not to do it. And really, what are those scenes but ads for another movie? We were trying to make a movie that begun and ended on its own terms. There was nothing else to say because we had said it.” Mangold concluded.