When the dust settles, Logan may be considered among the best superhero films of all time. Part of that grand claim is due in part to the film’s focus on character and mood, while eschewing spectacle. The work Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold put into the film may not result in a splashy picture, but the film’s lack of specificity makes for a far more emotional journey.
Of course, newcomer Dafne Keen may point towards the future of the X-Men franchise, as an X-23 spinoff is plausible and something the actor is interested in. X-23’s journey may lack a conclusive end, but it provides a vague window of hope following the tearjerker ending to Jackman’s tenure as Logan. We even recently learned that the emotional tail-end of the film was shot differently than the rest of the movie, to give it a unique feeling. Still, the end of the film wasn’t all emotion and no action.
The climactic fight Wolverine and X-23 have against the Reavers is a fitting conclusion to Logan’s violent life. But any fan with knowledge of how movies are made knows a lot of technical work has to go into creating what seems like a visceral, on-the-spot brawl. Hugh Jackman took to his Twitter to show off a video of him recording some of the audio for that final fight, pulling back the curtain on how the scene came together.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) March 7, 2017