Logan: grim concept art hints at deleted scenes

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Apr 27, 2017, 2:28 PM EDT (Updated)

I'm a certified concept art junkie, and I love absorbing some of the ideas conjured up in a film's pre-production process. The depressing, post-apocalyptic environment evoked in Logan had some sweeping panoramic vistas and haunting landscapes; director James Mangold has an obvious love of the classic westerns from the '50s and '60s (and even helmed a decent remake of 3:10 to Yuma starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in 2007).

Artist Shae Shatz shared some components of Mangold's vision in a series of provocative concept art pieces released via Twitter, showing aspects of Logan's world that were explored. Some you might recognize, but many were never used in the final film, including Wolverine wearing a cowboy hat and blue jeans, his companion dog and a huge hydroelectric dam.

As you can see, the serene scope of the seven paintings played a prominent role in the eventual tone and feel of the film. Have a look and tell us if you wish Mangold had brought any of these inspiring artworks to cinematic life.

(via Geek Tyrant)