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Exclusive: Talking LOGAN With Director James Mangold!

Exclusive: Talking LOGAN With Director James Mangold!

A few weeks we sat down with Director James Mangold, who was behind the camera for the upcoming latest installment in the X-Men Universe, Logan.

In our exclusive interview, the long-time director (who also directed The Wolverine) talks about how he approaches making a movie–which could be the last–about a character he has lived with for so long, and the prospects of this movie being the last in the franchise.

Logan has been rumored to be the last time that Hugh Jackman will play The Wolverine, but Mangold thinks that the best way to handle that is to not focus on it while making the film.

Logan is a sequel of sorts to past Wolverine films, taking place in 2029, which sets it far removed in time from the other movies in the X-Men Universe. As Mangold explains, this allowed him some creativity and flexibility, which included the introduction of a main character that comes from South of the Border.

Watch our exclusive interview below as Mangold tells us about how he envisioned the 2029 setting for Logan, which other X-Men characters he likes, things he told Joaquin Phoenix while he was making Walk the Line with him, and much more!

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