Old Man Wolverine might finally achieve his dream of starring in a two-hour-long Johnny Cash music video. Logan director James Mangold announced he’s working on releasing a black and white version of the film.
Workin' on it.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) March 1, 2017
Mangold told eager fans on Twitter that he’s “workin’ on” a black and white version of Logan, which comes out today. Of course, “workin’ on it” could mean any number of things. The B&W adaptation might already be in development. Mangold could simply be saying he’s trying to get the ball rolling. Hell, he might already have a B&W version hiding in the back storage room, but he had to start with the colour version to satisfy the suits at Fox. The guy clearly has an affinity for dramatic black and white photography.
It isn’t surprising that Mangold would be pursuing a black and white version of Logan right away, even before the film’s release. Logan has basically looked (and sounded) like a walking tribute to the Man in Black since the very beginning. Plus, it follows on the experimental heels of Mad Max: Fury Road‘s successful Black and Chrome edition, which director George Miller called the “best version” of the film. Sadly, that one took over a year to get a home release, so it might be a while before we see Logan in his completely melancholic prime.