Logan will be out on DVD and Blu-Ray this Tuesday and Hugh Jackman, while promoting the home release, revealed some new details regarding the film. For one, he would have absolutely worn the Wolverine costume onscreen, it just didn’t happen. He also wanted to show how Logan’s brother comes to beat him up on his birthday, but director James Mangold didn’t feel it was right for the film.
“There were a couple of things I couldn’t work out how to do. Fans always say, ‘When are we gonna see you in the blue-and-yellow spandex? We’ve gotta see that shot!’ We tried a little bit in The Wolverine, it didn’t happen — on that plane at the end he opens up a box and there’s the suit, I think that ended up getting cut. So the suit was one thing but we just couldn’t work out how to do it, so if anyone can work that out, you go for it.
The other idea that I always loved was the idea in the comics that every year on Logan’s birthday, his brother comes and beats the crap out of him. I just thought that was such a cool very fun idea and very in keeping to those characters. His birthday present was just a beating and that’s the only time he sees him. I kept saying, ‘Jim can we put that in?’ and he goes, ‘Eh, this is not that movie.’ But anyway.”
Jackman continued to divulge information regarding a Sabretooth appearance. The actor discussed how he and Mangold did talk about the possibility of Liev Schreiber being in the film, but Jackman admitted that “different circumstances” happened and changed the trajectory.
“Jim [Mangold] and I did talk about it. For my money, [Liev Schreiber] was the best thing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I thought Ryan [Reynolds] made a lot out of his bit for it. I was always like ‘That would be so cool’ and the original script for X-Men Origins was a much smaller movie. We were sort of toying with the idea, in a way, of what we ended up doing with Logan—it was going to be a movie about these two brothers. Then different circumstances came in and the movie all of a sudden became twice the size, we had a big release date, and it was all of that. So that never happened, and I had harbored that all along and of course Jim and I worked with Liev on Kate & Leopold, so we did talk about it it was just ‘How the hell do we do it?’”
Logan will be available to own on Blu-Ray and DVD on May 23, 2017 and it’s the final outing for Hugh Jackman as the title character.