Back in March, Logan director director James Mangold revealed that he was planning a black-and-white version of the smash hit Wolverine movie, and that it would appear on the Blu-ray release. Mangold has now tweeted that it will also receive a special theatrical showing later this month. Check his tweet out below:
Suggestion. Hard core B&W loving LOGAN fans should not make any plans on the evening of May 16th.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) April 28, 2017
Mangold went on to confirm that it could only be seen in US theaters on the night of May 16 only.
The director also explained that the movie has been entirely regraded to achieve the new look. “To make a great B&W version of a film, the whole thing’s gotta be regraded and timed, shot by shot,” he said.
Mangold previously revealed that it was the reaction to the black-and-white images he released during the movie’s production that caused him to begin thinking about an entirely monochrome version of the movie.
“I think it surprised everyone,” he told Deadline. “There is a kind of a running assumption that black-and-white is a turn-off for most people. It caused such an extreme reaction, and so much appreciation for these pictures, and then people immediately wondering if the film itself was going to be in black and white.
“We are giving it a whirl–I think it will be a very handsome black-and-white version of the picture.”
Logan was released in March and has to date earned $607 million worldwide. This makes it the third biggest X-Men movie to date, behind Deadpool and X-Men: Days of Future Past. The movie hits home entertainment platforms on May 23.