After witnessing the game-changing superhero movie Deadpool last year, it felt like a film that could have implications on the genre it sits within. Now, a year on, we have yet another R-Rated production in Logan – and James Mangold spoke to HeyUGuys about the impact the Ryan Reynolds feature has had in the comic book universe.

“It made it a little easier,” he explained. “We had written this movie before Deadpool came out, but I think the studio bolstered their confidence that there’s a way to market movies like this successfully.”

LoganThe film – which has garnered an impressive reaction from critics so far, including our very own Jon Lyus who gave the film 4 stars – takes a far more mature, bleaker approach to what we’re used to, and Mangold explains the film has been made for the fans of the franchise that have grown up with these characters, and been on this journey with Wolverine.

Talking on how the picture takes a more emotional, sophisticated approach – Mangold also discusses the violence in the movie, and conversely, the comedic touch that Stephen Merchant brought to proceedings. He also talks about the subtle depiction of the future, and briefly on his forthcoming production Seducing Ingrid Bergman – though admits he has no news on the casting of the title role.

Logan is released on March 1st.