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Rebecca Vineyard
January 23, 2017 3:17 pm

Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine will soon hit theaters, and it’s a bittersweet moment for X-Men fans. It’s like losing a member of the superhero family — so it’s interesting that director James Mangold says Logan is a movie about family.

Mangold tells Nerdist that first and foremost, Logan is a film about family. And while it may not be family-friendly (you can basically tell that from the trailer), there is an element of that kind of film involved.

That’s… not exactly the vibe we get from the trailer and the synopsis, but it’s certainly interesting. Mangold continues that, “It’s a movie about fathers and sons, it’s a movie about fathers and daughters.”

So, in a way, Professor X, Logan, and little (but powerful) Laura are three generations of a family. A family with superpowers who are hunted by dark forces, but a family nonetheless.

Mangold also cites movies like Paper Moon and Bad News Bears as inspirations. These films “hit a very reluctant stressful relationship between a true child and a guy who doesn’t want to deal with having a kid around,” he says.

All of these elements sound pretty heartwarming, TBH. Still, we know there’s going to be a lot of violence in the film, too. Either way, we know Hugh Jackman’s last performance as Wolverine will have us on an emotional rollercoaster.

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