Sir Patrick Stewart believes there are “echoes” of political statements within Logan.
The 76-year-old actor will reprise his role as the founder of the X-Men Charles Xavier in the upcoming Marvel Comics movie, and has said whilst the production team didn’t “set out” to make a politically driven movie, they were “affected by the changing times” which have somewhat influenced the script.
He told Variety magazine at the Berlinale Film Festival: “We are affected by the changing times. You present your part as a person influenced by the times. We did not set out to make a political movie, yet there are echoes in the film that exist today – that is serendipity. If people want to take messages from this film, then we have done a good job.”
Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman – who will be making his eighth and final outing as the mutant Wolverine in Logan – has said he gave the project “everything” he had in order to make it something to remember.
He said: “There is not a frame of this film where I can say I didn’t put everything into it. I couldn’t have made this film if I didn’t make the decision within myself that this was the last one. I just didn’t compromise on anything. I was a pain to a lot of people, because I don’t get another shot at this. This is a character I love. I owe my career to this character.”
The Hollywood star was so determined to put everything into the project that he reportedly opted to get a reduced salary to help convince 20th Century Fox to keep the film – the third and final installment of the Wolverine solo trilogy – at the R rating it was given.
Logan will hit cinema screens on March 3rd! (And we’ve heard it’s awesome!)