Actor Al Coronel Talks LOGAN in Exclusive InterviewThe extraordinary new film LOGAN finds a tired Wolverine surviving with Charles Xavier and a mutant named Caliban close to the U.S./Mexico border.In a key scene, Mexican forces try to take over Logan’s compound. As an experienced Latino actor with military background after spending 8 years in the Marine Corps, Al Coronel was the perfect fit to play their Commander.I recently talked to him about his experience being part of one of the best superhero movies ever made, and more.How did this role land in your hands?I had the opportunity to audition back in February of last year. It came from my agent. All I knew at the beginning was that it was Marvel-related because there was a note asking if I had been in a previous Marvel movies to see if there was a potential conflict. At the time it was referred as “Wichita.” It was very secretive and I all knew was that the character was the leader of a military group. In April I was told “You’re been pinned for ‘Juarez'” and I was like “‘Juarez’? What’s that?” They kept changing the title to throw people off. I was extremely excited when I finally was notified that I was going to have the opportunity to work with Hugh Jackman in his last Wolverine film. Where you surprised by the level of violence, specially involving a little kid fighting a bunch of tough guys? I knew from the get go that it was going to be rated R. I think that’s great because fans have always complaint that previous takes of this character weren’t dark enough. Dafne Keen is fantastic as X-23. It was amazing to watch this 10-years-old kid create these moments. They had this great team, though, of 10 or 12 X-23 stunt doubles that were either gymnasts or martial artists of some sort.I don’t know Al, but you sound like a geek to me. Is that right?I am a comicbook geek! One of my favorite characters growing-up was Spider-Man. When all of these movies started coming out I was transported back to the comics that I used to collect and keep in a shoe box next to my bed. I wish I had some of them now because I am sure they would be very valuable. Don’t you think is time for a Latino superhero on the big screen?I think so. Latinos can portray very powerful roles. Why not?I know that you have been part of the TV show Training Day. Did you get a chance to work with Bill Paxton?Yes, I did. What I have known Bill for many, many years. My first acting coach was also his, Vincent Chase. He has been Bill’s coach until his passing. I worked with him back in December and we have stayed in touch. I was in shock when I received the news. It’s a giant loss for the acting community. He was an amazing individual. LOGAN is now playing in theaters nationwide.The film, directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma), stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen Fernandez, Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook, and Richard E. Grant.In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.