Sir Patrick Stewart would love an Oscar nod for Logan (hint hint)

Logan has been having a moderately successful awards season—it was nominated for a handful of Critics’ Choice Awards and a Writers Guild Of America Award for adapted screenplay, and was named one of the 10 best films of 2017 by the National Board Of Review. The Academy Award nominations are announced on January 23,…

The best film scenes of 2017

Ryan Gosling slugging it out with Harrison Ford in a ballroom of holograms. Saoirse Ronan defiantly rolling out of a moving vehicle. Soldiers sitting like ducks on a beach as a German fighter plane dives menacingly out of the sky. All of the above moments—and a couple dozen more besides—would have made fine additions…

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…

It was Jerry Seinfeld who convinced Hugh Jackman to retire from Wolverine

Hugh Jackman gave his final performance as Wolverine in James Mangold’s Logan, the superb and bittersweet farewell to the character released earlier this year. This was after a 17-year, 9-movie run playing Logan in Fox’s X-Men franchise (that Deadpool “cameo” notwithstanding), so Jackman and his fans are naturally…

Patrick Stewart on the moment he knew he was done playing Professor X

Sir Patrick Stewart was an integral part of Fox’s X-Men franchise for 17 years as Professor Charles Xavier, but he announced earlier this year he’d be stepping down from the role, after deeming Logan an appropriate farewell. In the video above, he reflects on his time as part of the franchise and tells us about the…

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…

Logan’s production designer on bringing a not-quite post-apocalyptic world to life

Logan surprised us earlier this year by being an uber-violent but measured character drama, a notable departure from most modern-day superhero flicks. The film paints a vivid picture of a somewhat post-apocalyptic United States where the majority of the country’s mutants have been wiped out. Helping bring this vision…

The best movies of 2017 so far

Every summer, The A.V. Club offers an unranked list of the best movies to be released theatrically (and, going forward, on major streaming platforms) during the first half of the year. It’s meant to be a kind of catch-up guide, a way for readers to keep pace with the year in film and start checking off significant…

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown wanted to play a superpowered girl in Logan, too

Although she broke out in Stranger Things last year, Millie Bobby Brown has been taking her time cultivating her résumé. It seems she’s only signing on for similarly badass roles, like the one she recently nabbed in Godzilla: King Of Monsters. Okay, so we don’t really know whether the erstwhile Eleven will go toe to…

Celebrate Logan on Blu-ray by winning screen-used props from the film

Logan, the latest and reportedly final chapter of the cinematic adventures of Wolverine, is out on Digital HD now, and hits Blu-ray and DVD next week. And to celebrate what our film editor A.A. Dowd calls “close to the Unforgiven of superhero cinema” and “a terrific movie, no ’comic-book’ qualifier required,” we’re…

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…