While it was a triumph within the X-Men cinematic universe, Logan also marks the end of an era as it represents the final appearance of Hugh Jackman in the role of Wolverine--which he's played for the past 17 years.
Deeper than most of the other films set in this world (which is hardly a knock against some of the excellent entries in the series), it also had an effective cast across the board, ranging from, of course, Patrick Stewart's Charles Xavier, Boyd Holbrook's Donald Pierce, Dafne Keen's Laura (who's awesome), and then there's Stephen Merchant's Caliban.
Caliban is an albino mutant who has the power to sense and track other mutants, a skill that's used against him through the course of the film. Of the casting of Merchant, director James Mangold noted to our sister site, Empireonline.com, “I’m always interested to find the thing that looks most interesting on the actors. Stephen is a huge man. One of the things that is so wonderful filming with him for a character like this is that he’s a good six inches taller than Logan, and huge over Patrick. The little kid in the movie would come up to basically his knee. So there’s a wonderful sense of scale--but he has heart too. So that was a wonderful energy to enter the movie, and someone who, instead of turning things into their own energy, kind of joined ours.”
Providing further elaboration on Caliban, FHM offers up this exclusive behind the scenes clip from the Logan Blu-ray release.
Logan is out on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The special features on the hard copies include:
- Logan Noir—Black and White version of the film
- Audio commentary by Director James Mangold
- Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by James Mangold (Blu-ray only)
- Making Logan—Behind-the-Scenes Documentary (Blu-ray only)
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