Here’s something interesting. Logan star Hugh Jackman, who plays Wolverine in the upcoming X-Men movie, has revealed that Logan exists in a “slightly different universe” than the main series.
It’s not exactly clear how this is all going to shake out, but Jackman says all will be revealed soon enough. “When you see the full movie you’ll understand,” he told DigitalSpy (via Colldier). “Not only is it different in terms of timeline and tone, it’s a slightly different universe. It’s actually a different paradigm and that will become clear.”
He added that keeping track of all the different X-Men timelines became “a chess game” that “actually doesn’t help to tell a story.”
Also in the interview, Jackman talked about how he and director James Mangold had a “blank canvas” for Logan, in part because it’s the last time Jackman will play Wolverine.
“I said this was my last one and they said make the movie you want to make,” he said. “And so Jim [Mangold] and I had this blank canvas and we wanted to make something really different. Definitely tonally different, I kept thinking The Wrestler, Unforgiven.”
Jackman added that Logan is something of a standalone X-Men movie. “It’s not really beholden to timelines and storylines in the other movies,” he said. “Obviously Patrick Stewart was in there so we have some crossover but it feels very different and very fresh.”
In other Logan news, it was confirmed recently that Mr. Sinister won’t be in the movie.
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 also stars Elizabeth Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, and Richard E. Grant. It hits theaters on March 3, 2017.