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Entertainment Sir Patrick Stewart: Logan 'echoes' the political climate

10:10  20 february  2017
10:10  20 february  2017 Source:   bangshowbiz.com

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Sir Patrick Stewart believes there are "echoes" of political statements within 'Logan'.

The 76-year-old actor will reprise his role as the founder of the X-Men Charles Xavier in the upcoming Marvel Comics movie, and has said whilst the production team didn't "set out" to make a politically driven movie, they were "affected by the changing times" which have somewhat influenced the script.

He told Variety magazine at the Berlinale Film Festival: "We are affected by the changing times. You present your part as a person influenced by the times. We did not set out to make a political movie, yet there are echoes in the film that exist today - that is serendipity. If people want to take messages from this film, then we have done a good job."

Logan review: Hugh Jackman ditches superhero silliness for ultraviolent, dystopian drama

  Logan review: Hugh Jackman ditches superhero silliness for ultraviolent, dystopian drama Hugh Jackman reunites with director James Mangold for Logan, the latest Wolverine outing that's ends up being more reminiscent of Hell or High Water, Stranger Things and Taken than it does X-Men. Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook and Patrick Stewart also star. Logan 8 stars How many times have you returned home from seeing an X-Men movie and genuinely felt sad that you will never have the abilities of some of the characters you've witnessed? Be honest, it's probably happened more often that not. Now, ignore the fact that that's really embarrassing and think about why that is It's because all of the previous X-Men-based films have been solely about showcasing their superhero powers. Regardless of story, that's always been the consistent theme and arguably, audiences went in thinking that's what they wanted. For as much as Jean Grey's arc and Magneto's tragic past had us mildly invested, the series as a whole never quite went dark enough for us to feel the crushing emotional weight that was hidden beneath the stories. Fortunately, Logan takes a very different approach; there's a reason it's named after his human alter-ego rather than his more comic-book related title after all. Throughout the entire franchise, Logan – the character – has never been able to shirk off his feelings of guilt, isolation and ongoing reluctance to be a hero.

Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman - who will be making his eighth and final outing as the mutant Wolverine in 'Logan' - has said he gave the project "everything" he had in order to make it something to remember.

He said: "There is not a frame of this film where I can say I didn't put everything into it. I couldn't have made this film if I didn't make the decision within myself that this was the last one.

"I just didn't compromise on anything. I was a pain to a lot of people, because I don't get another shot at this. This is a character I love. I owe my career to this character."

The Hollywood star was so determined to put everything into the project that he reportedly opted to get a reduced salary to help convince 20th Century Fox to keep the film - the third and final instalment of the 'Wolverine' solo trilogy - at the R rating it was given.

'Logan' will hit cinema screens on March 1.

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