Logan – In Theaters – March 3, 2017
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen. Directed by James Mangold
Logan is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is intended to be the tenth installment in the X-Men film series, as well as the third and final Wolverine solo film. It is based on the comic book series Old Man Logan by Mark Millar. Directed byJames Mangold, the film stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, and Stephen Merchant. The film also marks Jackman’s final performance as the titular character after appearing in every main entry in the X-Men series to date. It is scheduled to be released on March 3, 2017, in IMAX and premium large formats.
The X-Men film series is an American series of superhero films based on the fictional superhero team of the same name, who originally appeared in a series of comic books created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and published by Marvel Comics. 20th Century Fox obtained the film rights to the characters in 1994, and after numerous drafts, Bryan Singer was hired to direct X-Men (2000) and its sequel, X2 (2003), while Brett Ratner directed X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
After each film earned higher box office grosses than its predecessor, several spin-off films were released, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011) and The Wolverine (2013). X-Men: Days of Future Past, a sequel to both X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class, was released in 2014. Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypsefollowed in 2016.
X-Men, X2, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past and the spin-offs The Wolverine and Deadpool were all met with positive reviews, with X-Men: Days of Future Pastas the best received film in the series. In the cases of X-Men and X2, critics especially highlighted their dark, realistic tones and subtexts dealing with discrimination and intolerance, while Deadpool was highlighted for its “faithful” interpretation of the source material and for its R rating. While X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverineand X-Men: Apocalypse were met with mixed reviews from critics.
With nine films released, the X-Men film series is the seventh-highest-grossing film franchise, having grossed over US$4.3 billion worldwide. It is set to continue with the release of Logan in 2017.