Black and White and Wolverine: 'Logan Noir'

"I think audiences are getting more sophisticated and more interested in seeing creativity explored all sorts of different ways."
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At a special screening, director James Mangold discusses the black-and-white, re-graded edition of

Logan

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Logan Noir

, which is now available: "One of the biggest reasons to do [a black-and-white version] is because I think there’s something changing out there," the director says.

"People are looking for things that connect to the past, things that look different, things that are new, but also old again. I think for a long time studios have had an assumption that you guys need bright colors at all times to stay amused and loud sounds to stay enthused, and I don't think that's true. I think audiences are getting more sophisticated and more interested in seeing creativity explored all sorts of different ways."

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"During production of Logan I took many black and white photographs and noticed how striking and dramatic our gritty settings and characters appeared in monochrome,"

Mangold recalls

. "The western and noir vibes of the film seemed to shine in the format and there was not a trace of modern comic hero movie sheen. Then, while editing, Fox and I started posting some of the black-and-white stills online and fans also began to respond enthusiastically, many hoping that they would get a chance to see the finished film in carefully timed, high contrast black and white. Well. Sometimes hope becomes reality."

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