Logan Does Not Feature Mr Sinister, Director Confirms

Logan Does Not Feature Mr Sinister, Director Confirms

Mr Sinister is not in Logan. It had been strongly rumored that the key X-Men villain would have a role in the upcoming Wolverine movie, but now director James Mangold has confirmed that he won’t appear.

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Following the release of yesterday’s final Logan trailer, Mangold spoke to Cinemablend and explained that the film’s gritty tone meant there was no place for a more traditional supervillain.

“That’s exactly the kind of thing this movie avoids,” he said. “Meaning, that kind of operatic highly-costumed, stroboscopic villainy. That’s not in this movie. Everything is kind of as real as we can make it.

“The movie is trying to kind of take a step backward from that kind of spectacle, so that we get another kind of gain, you know. There’s that loss, but the gain is that the movie feels extremely real and is–as one person who saw the film said to me, ‘I feel like I could go down the street and run into that Wolverine.’ Meaning that this is in my world, not some shiny other world. This is actually taking place in my world.”

The rumors that Mr Sinister would feature in Logan started with the post-credit sequence in last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse. On the audio commentary for the home entertainment release of the movie, director Bryan Singer stated that the Mr Sinister tease was setting the stage for Logan. However, it now seems that fans may have to wait a little longer to see the character in the X-Men universe.

For more Logan coverage on Gamespot, check out our breakdown of the new trailer, and read our impressions of the movie’s first 40 minutes.

Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, and Richard E. Grant. It hits theaters on March 3, 2017.