If there was ever further proof that James Mangold’s eagerly-awaited X-Men entry Logan is not your typical superhero flick, then this must be it. Taking to Twitter to make the official announcement, the director has informed that his film will receive its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival: one of the most prestigious events in the calendar, and home to some of Europe’s most exquisite arthouse cinema.
Well. It’s official. LOGAN premiering at the Berlin Film Festival in a little more than a month. Better finish this thing!
— Mangold (@mang0ld) January 10, 2017
Logan sees Hugh Jackman return to his now iconic role as Wolverine, and he’ll be joined for the grizzly ride by Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook, and Elizabeth Rodriguez. The 20th Century Fox and Marvel film is scheduled to open in UK cinemas on 2nd March, 2017. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in the future, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation led by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan’s healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier’s Alzheimer’s forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.
The Berlin International Film Festival takes place between 9th – 19th February, 2017. The full programme will be announced in the coming weeks.