'Logan' director James Mangold discusses an omitted concept involving several mutant characters when asked about a 'Deadpool' cameo appearance.

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Previous reports that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds had shot a cameo appearance for the upcoming film Logan have been denied by the film’s director, star Hugh Jackman, and Reynolds himself. Yet, despite these denials fans continue to wonder if the Merc with a Mouth will be making an appearance in the final installment of the Wolverine film series. In an interview with We Got This Covered, director James Mangold discussed if there were ever plans to include Deadpool and other mutants in the highly anticipated film.

When asked if Mangold ever had plans to feature Wade Wilson in Logan, the director revealed that he had an idea for several mutants to have a cameo.

“There were times early on in the story where I played with the idea of Hugh coming along, and I don’t want to give away anything, but I played with there being an underground railroad where there were a couple of other mutants that he met on the journey. It always seemed to detract from the loneliness of the story though and became a kind of cameo.”

Mangold discussed the challenges of including cameo appearances and ensuring they are not merely fan service.

“Still, there was always a curiosity. I’m so cautious of it though, despite how much fans want it to happen. You find these moments where you’re trying to please people and write these scenes where they’ll bump into somebody but it always just seems like an awkward cameo unless you can make it fit organically and the character is integral to the story.”

Despite being specifically asked about a Deadpool appearance, Mangold clearly did not mention the character when discussing the underground railroad scene. However, one can imagine that by not denying any plans to include Deadpool in the film, fans will continue to speculate that the Merc with a Mouth was once set to appear in Logan and that he may still turn up once the film is released.

Logan will also star Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Doris Morgado, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Patrick Stewart.

Logan will be released in theaters on March 3, 2017.

Source: We Got This Covered

Sebastian Peris

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