Director James Mangold’s Wolverine movie “Logan” has more in common with old westerns than the Marvel superhero movies that are part of its comic book lineage. Mangold saw the film in a sparse, gritty realistic way that made it feel like it was from another filmmaking era in terms of its visual design.
“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,” said Mangold. “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.”
Lucky fans will get to see “Logan Noir” at Alamo Drafthouses for a special one-night old screening event, but B&W will also be available on DVD as well.