From what we’ve seen of its marketing so far, it’s pretty clear that Logan, Hugh Jackman’s third and final solo X-Men film, is aiming to be a different kind of superhero film. It has an R-rating, for starters, and looks like it could be one of the darkest and most emotional entries in the genre since The Dark Knight.
Although it was recently confirmed that Ryan Reynolds would not have a Deadpool cameo in the film after all, the actor is still pulling hard for Logan’s success and has even suggested that it could be the first superhero film to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars.
Speaking to Variety about the possibility of superhero films ever being considered Best Picture candidates, Reynolds said that, “Logan looks like a movie that might break that glass ceiling. I know first-hand that it’s amazing. I’ve seen some of it. It’s mind-blowing. It relies a lot on character.”
Funnily enough, Hugh Jackman is currently pushing for Reynolds’
Deadpool to get some Oscar recognition this year, telling Variety that it’s about time these types of movies get recognized.
“When I hosted the Oscars, [The Dark Knight] didn’t get nominated, and everyone was talking about it.” Jackman said. “It’s a stretch to say there are injustices in life — we are happy and making movies. But I love when someone like Ryan gets recognized. There big-budget or comic book movies are not easy to pull off.”
Although we highly doubt that Deadpool or Logan will end up getting any Oscar buzz, we truly hope that Logan is an Oscar-caliber flick like Reynolds claims. We will find out for sure whether or not Logan is more than just another run-of-the-mill comic book movie when it hits theaters on March 3.