‘Logan’ Becomes First Movie Based on a Comic Book Nominated for Writing at the Academy Awards

‘Logan’ was one of the best movies of 2017 and now the film has been nominated for best adapted screenplay at the Oscars…

‘Logan’ achieved a historic first for a movie based on a comic book as the film directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman was nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 2018 Academy Awards.

‘Logan’ wasn’t based on any one particular comic book story but rather an amalgam of characters and stories from Marvel including ‘Old Man Logan’ from writer Mark Millar as well as ‘X-23’ created by Craig Kyle.

‘Logan’ was written by Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green and the movie became one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year.

It’s quite an achievement considering most movies based on comic books or from the realm of science fiction or fantasy rarely see much attention from any of the major awards outside of nominations for effects or music. ‘The Dark Knight’ managed to pull off the most nominations for a comic book movie several years ago including a posthumous win for Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars.

Mangold and company not only managed to make a relatable comic book movie but ‘Logan’ also transcended the genre with a script rich with character development, incredible dialogue, heartbreaking emotion and a story filled with both tragedy and triumph. The performances from Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Dafne Keen were also outstanding.

‘Logan’ was absolutely an achievement in filmmaking, which is why it was recognized for the Academy Awards in the adapted screenplay category.

Now we’ll have to wait until March 4 when the Oscars are awarded to find out if ‘Logan’ will beat out the other contenders to take home that gold statue.

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