Hugh Jackman might have ended his portrayal of the character but ‘Logan’ will be returning in theaters, at least for one day.
James Mangold’s final Wolverine solo film will be back in cinemas soon, this time in black and white which should please the movie’s most ardent fans. Director Mangold made the announcement on Twitter, including its date which is May 16th, a week before its home media release on May 23. There is not a lot of information out there as to location and theater count, but we’ll surely hear more about this soon. Back in March, Mangold confirmed the black and white version with a rather cryptic Twitter post that he was indeed “workin’ on it”.
This isn’t the first time a gritty action film from a major studio is getting a black and white treatment. Some might remember that in 2016, George Miller’s masterpiece ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was released in black and white on Blu-ray. Dubbed “Black and Chrome Edition”, the version will receive a one-night-only theatrical showing in England this Sunday, though Miller has been talking about his intention since the film’s release back in 2015. It surely helped that the movie was critical hit and received numerous awards.
Similarly, ‘Logan’ was critical and commercial hit. On top of being the best reviewed ‘X-Men’ film, it is one of the highest grossing films this year, $604 million worldwide to date.
Suggestion. Hard core B&W loving LOGAN fans should not make any plans on the evening of May 16th.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) April 28, 2017