The Mandalorian already has its first kill: James Mangold's Boba Fett movie

Here in pop culture land, we always like a good hypothetical match-up: Can Batman beat Superman? (Almost always.) Could the cast of The Lord Of The Rings beat The Expendables in a fight? (Doubtful; magic rings can’t top rocket-propelled grenades.) Can John Wick beat Dracula? (John Wick can beat anything.) But it’s…

Jon Bernthal wants to join Matt Damon and Christian Bale in James Mangold's Ford movie

According to Deadline, The Punisher’s Jon Bernthal is making a big push for a role in Logan director James Mangold’s Ford V. Ferrari, which is set to feature certified movie stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale. The movie is about the feud between Ford and Ferrari as they both competed to win Le Mans in 1966, and…

Logan director worried this Disney-Fox merger will mean fewer movies

There’s a lot of moving parts to the impending Disney-Fox merger, yet most people—just like us—are focusing on the reunification of the X-Men with Marvel Studios, under the banner of their family-friendly corporate parent. And while there are many fun possibilities contained in that merger, story-wise, there’s also a…

James Mangold is making a Patty Hearst movie that probably won't have a giant cat

Last week, we excitedly reported that Logan director James Mangold was making a movie based on Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw, a kids book about an imaginary kitty cat that is giant and also presumably fluffy and nice and a very good friend. It was the best news in a long time, because kitty cats don’t get enough…

James Mangold says he’s already started writing the Logan spin-off

If you’re still coming to grips with the end of the Wolverine film series, you’re not alone. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Logan star Hugh Jackman, who played Wolverine over the course of 17 years and eight movies, and director James Mangold about their powerful, somber sendoff, which is generating some serious…

David Mamet might adapt Don Winslow’s The Force for James Mangold

According to Deadline, David Mamet is currently in talks to write an adaptation of Don Winslow’s The Force, with Logan’s James Mangold set to direct the adaptation once it’s written. Plus, if those big names aren’t enough for you, the film will be produced by Ridley Scott and his Scott Free production company. The…

Logan’s James Mangold to direct a remake of French action movie Disorder

Logan director James Mangold has lined up his next project, and according to Deadline, it’s going to be a remake of the 2015 French action movie Disorder. The original was directed by Alice Winocour and starred Matthias Schoenaerts as a former soldier suffering from PTSD, and it also played around with the audience’s…

A black-and-white version of Logan is coming to the Alamo Drafthouse, Blu-ray

James Mangold’s Wolverine movie Logan was widely-praised for being more violent and artistic than the average superhero movie; our own A.A. Dowd wrote that it “elevates the genre past spectacle and on to something resembling art, even poetry. It’s adult in more ways than one.” Mangold has been teasing a…

The black and white version of Logan is getting its own theatrical release

Back in March—and just shortly before the movie arrived in theaters—director James Mangold promised that he was “working on” a black and white cut of his remarkably well-done Wolverine send-off Logan. (A demand that seems to have had its roots in the film’s early, monochromatic promotional stills, and the fact that…

James Mangold’s next film will take the Logan director back to his Cop Land roots

Hot off delivering one of the most critically beloved superhero movies in recent memory, Logan director James Mangold has lined up his next project. Deadline reports that Mangold has signed on to helm The Force, a corrupt-cop caper that seems like it’ll sit firmly in Mangold’s “violent men with good intentions”…

Here’s why Logan actually doesn’t have a post-credits scene

Despite rumors to the contrary, Logan does not, in fact, have a post-credits scene like most other superhero movies released these days. So why didn’t director James Mangold follow what has become tradition? Well, because Logan isn’t like its peers, goddammit. “The only way we came out with a different movie was…

James Mangold says he’s working on a black-and-white version of Logan

We’ll say one thing about this country: soon, we might not have access to affordable health care, but at least movie fans can successfully hit up directors for black-and-white versions of new releases. Though Logan won’t be wide release until tomorrow, it’s gained enough traction and wowed enough moviegoers that…

The Wolverine series gets a superb sendoff with the brutal, R-rated Logan

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Wolverine uses his claws in Logan. He uses them the way that fans have always dreamed he might, the way the movies and certainly the cartoons and even the comics have never entirely allowed. They’ve always been a little ornamental, Wolverine’s claws: three per hand, harder than steel, sharper than diamond, but usually…

Hugh Jackman’s ready to hand off Logan’s adamantium claws

Wolverine turned out to be the role of a lifetime for Hugh Jackman, who’s been playing the nigh-invincible X-Man since 2000. In that time, he’s put on Logan’s side burns (and muscle) for nine movies, including James Mangold’s Logan, which opens March 3. It’s been a great run for Jackman, who’s traveled to the past,…

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