Hugh Jackman Attempts To Explain The Unique Timeline We Can Expect In ‘Logan’

Logan debuted a second, far bloodier trailer earlier this week. Not only did the trailer line up with the 40-minute preview we got to see, but it also truly shows that we’re getting a much different X-Men film this time around. If Deadpool was a comedy that threw the fourth wall in the garbage, Logan looks to toss the world shaking doom to the side for a much more personal story. We got some of that in The Wolverine, but Logan is chugging along to go even further away from the established X-Men universe.

That’s what Hugh Jackman talked about with Digital Spy, noting that Logan aims to be different and “stand alone” away from the other X-Men films to a degree:

“When you see the full movie you’ll understand,” he told us. “Not only is it different in terms of timeline and tone, it’s a slightly different universe. It’s actually a different paradigm and that will become clear.”

He elaborated a bit later in the interview, pointing out that James Mangold wanted to channel Unforgiven and The Gauntlet and link the character to that Eastwood type of character with his own story:

“It’s a stand alone movie in many ways.” He explained. “It’s not really beholden to time lines and story lines in the other movies. Obviously Patrick Stewart was in there so we have some crossover but it feels very different and very fresh.

“[Following the timelines] becomes a chess game that you try to serve, which actually doesn’t help to tell a story and it’s sort of been a bit all over the place. I’m not critical of it – X-Men was the first movie really in comic book, no one thought there’d be another and there were different directors different off shoots.”

Following timelines really is a pain in the butt and comics haven’t always done it so well, so why should the movies. It’s fun to discuss and point out the continuity, but the bottom line for any movie or comic story is being good. Is it well written? Is it honest to the character?

Logan seems to be leaning towards that aspect instead of ensuring that every small detail is kept exactly as it is in the comic stories. We’ll have to check it out when it is unleashed in March.

(Via Digital Spy)