20th Century Fox, the studio behind the new Wolverine film Logan, starring Hugh Jackman, was concerned about its “intensity of tone” and that it would be too dark.
“Inside, there was real consternation about the intensity of the tone of the film,” Fox film chairman Stacey Snider said in a Q&A at the Recode Media conference Tuesday in Laguna Niguel, California, reports Variety.
“It’s more of an elegy about life and death. The paradigm for it was a Western, and my colleagues were up in arms. It’s not a wise-cracking cigar-chomping mutton-sporting Wolverine, and the debate internally became, isn’t that freakin’ boring? Isn’t it exciting to imagine Wolverine as a real guy and he’s world-weary and he doesn’t want to fight anymore until a little girl needs him?” she said.
Logan, which is rated R (similar to CBFC’s A rating) is directed by James Mangold (who also directed The Wolverine in 2013). It is said to be Hugh Jackman’s final time as the character, which he debuted back in 2000 in the first X-Men movie. Jackman has played the character in nine films.
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