What's up all you awesome X-men fans! Boy, do we have a big twist for the news cycle today!
Coming to us via an interview between Hugh Jackman and the good folks over at Digital Spy, it appears that Jackman has seemingly confirmed that the latest X-men film, Logan definitely takes place in a different X-Men Time-line/Universe then everything that's come before.
"When you see the full movie you'll understand," the actor explained. "Not only is it different in terms of timeline and tone, it's a slightly different universe. It's actually a different paradigm and that will become clear."
So why did Jackman and Mangold decide to head down this route with the latest film?
"I said this was my last one and they said make the movie you want to make," Jackman said, referring to Fox. "And so Jim and I had this blank canvas and we wanted to make something really different. Definitely tonally different, I kept thinking The Wrestler, Unforgiven. It's a stand alone movie in many ways. It's not really beholden to time lines and story lines in the other movies. Obviously Patrick Stewart was in there so we have some crossover but it feels very different and very fresh."
"[Following the timelines] becomes a chess game that you try to serve, which actually doesn't help to tell a story and it's sort of been a bit all over the place. I'm not critical of it – X-Men was the first movie really in comic book, no one thought there'd be another and there were different directors different off shoots."
Wow! Right? After all this time of us speculating, going back and forth with the filmmakers on this topic, Jackman just up and decides to spill the beans? Kind of strange right? Well I've got a theory on this one. You know all that recent news about Ryan Reynolds trying to talk Jackman into returning as Wolverine in a buddy Deadpool/Wolverine feature film, or at least a Deadpool sequel.
Well....... I think that the deal is done, signed on the dotted line and Hugh Jackman is not yet finished with the claws after all. Thus, a perfect reason to now to tell everyone that Logan is definitely a stand alone story, so when Wolverine most likely dies at the end of the film, people aren't freaking out when he returns later on.
But hey, that's just my theory. What's yours? Sound off in the comments down below with your thoughts on Jackman's new revelation. As always, thanks for stopping by ECMOVIEGUYS!