Full spoilers follow for Logan.
As the final chapter in Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine saga, Logan is a film that puts a definitive button on the character’s journey. It also takes Wolverine, Professor Xavier, and newcomer Laura (X-23) to some very interesting places, while also establishing a scenario for the X-Men team itself that most studio franchises would balk at. As such, spoiler talk is essentially inevitable when dissecting the most compelling aspects of the film.
Which is exactly what went down when I met with Logan director James Mangold to discuss the new movie. Mangold, who also helmed 2013’s The Wolverine, is always a great filmmaker to talk to, a smart and funny guy who offers thought-provoking insight into the whys and hows of his films. Read on for our full chat.