Mark Millar Reveals How an 'Old Man Logan' Movie Could Work

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 8:34PM
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 8:34PM
Mark Millar Reveals How an 'Old Man Logan' Movie Could Work
Hugh Jackman's final outing as Wolverine, Wolverine 3, is rumored to feature the story of Old Man Logan. Old Man Logan, created by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven, takes place in an alternate future that is almost completely devoid of heroes. In this world, the United States has been conquered by supervillains like the Red Skull and an evil Hulk, and almost all superheroes from the Marvel universe are dead. A gray-haired Wolverine lives on, aided by a couple other elderly heroes in hiding, and eventually overthrows the villainous government. 

Obviously, this would be an amazing movie. But how could Fox make it work without access to Marvel's larger stable of supporting characters? According to Millar, Logan is the only character who matters. He told IGN of the series' other characters:

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"They're not important to the story. The way I worked that thing is I actually structured it as, I broke it down mechanically - I figured out going from this part of America to that part of America and what he would encounter along the way, and then I added in the adversities later. Basically Wolverine doing The Road movie is the important thing and he has a friend [a blind Hawkeye] with him. But that friend could be Cyclops and he could be blind by the fact that his ruby-quartz visor is broken and he has to keep his eyes closed the whole time and everything, but still insists on driving the car they're crossing America with. There's lots of stuff. Instead of the Hulk, you could have the Blob or something. Honestly, the continuity stuff is the most boring side of it. I kind of like it, keeping it in the X-Men universe a little, too, because comic fans are different from the mainstream world. I know this stuff backwards because I've lived my whole life loving this stuff, but most people don't know all the minutia and everything so I think keeping it simplified and keeping it generally X-Men universe is a smarter thing to do."
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It certainly sounds like Millar has it all figured out, and we admit that the film could work just fine strictly within the X-Men universe. But does this mean an Old Man Logan movie is on the way? We hope so, as it would be a great sendoff for Jackman before some young whippersnapper like Tom Hardy takes over the role.

Via: IGN
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