‘Logan’ Director James Mangold Reveals Deleted Scene About Jean Grey

'Logan' Director James Mangold Reveals Deleted Scene About Jean Grey

In the week following Logan‘s incredible opening, fans have finally sat down and thought about what they have witnessed. Yes, it is over. Hugh Jackman’s time as Logan/Wolverine has finally come to an end, nearly 20 years after he first wore those iconic claws. One of the most controversial elements of Jackman’s time as the character was his romance with Jean Grey, played by Famke Janssen. Of course, in X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan was the man who killed Grey as she became victim to the Dark Phoenix. This death was later retconned by Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Many wondered if Grey would have a role in Jackman’s swan song, but – as we all know – the character was nowhere to be found.

Logan director, James Mangold, has been revealing certain scenes/ideas that were left – either – on the cutting room floor, or not filmed at all. In a new interview with Empire Magazine, the filmmaker sat down and revealed an alternate conversation in one of the picture’s slower scenes. Potential spoilers ahead. Halfway through the movie, Logan, Charles and X-23 are invited to the Munson’s – a family who the three help out – house for dinner. The director originally wrote the scene with a reference to Grey, I’ll let Mangold discuss the rest:

“I sketched out different conversations for that dinner scene and one of them went to a much darker place. Mrs Munson asks Logan if he’s married, and Charles says he was – but he killed her. Of course, he wasn’t really married, but what that then spawns is Charles waxing poetic about Jean Grey, and it’s a really cool moment. Both Hugh and Patrick were amazing.

The problem was, it created an incredibly powerful lead brick in the middle of the only moment in the movie where there was a breather. Even I, with my taste for the dark, felt that it was one too many. Things go pretty shitty within seconds after that.”

Oh, yes… Yes they do. Before wrapping up the interview, Mangold revealed where we will most likely see this deleted scene:

“I think [the deleted scene] will make it to the Blu-ray.”

This is the second announcement about the film’s Blu-ray in recent weeks, as Mangold also revealed that a black and white version will hit Blu-rays when it inevitably hits. In the time being, you can check out Logan which is in theatres now.

Source: Empire Magazine

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Rumors are swirling about Simon Kinberg possibly directing the next X-men movie for Fox. The longtime writer and producer of the franchise has been negotiating via the press to make the case for his directorial debut on X-Men: Supernova, a re-adaptation of the Dark Phoenix storyline he scripted. Personally though, I wish Fox would hand the franchise over to someone with fresh eyes.

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proving that smaller, more personal stories work just as well (or more) than the average destruction-fueled rampage we saw in X-Men: Apocalypse, I want a director who can make the emotional and personal scenes feel like the most important parts of the movie. Remember the first X-Men movie where the emotional connection between Wolverine and Rogue was the most important beat of the story?  Ahh, the good old days. Mutants, and the persecution they endure for their superpowers, are an allegory for the discrimination, bigotry, and racism that humans face every day. I’m not saying this movie needs to be outright political, but the franchise has a history of highlighting emotional barriers to distinguish the X-Men from the rest of the MCU.

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  • Christian

    So Logan follows the original timeline I guess?

    • Vegas82

      If that’s the case I want to hear how Charles came back to life, in Mangold’s version.

      • Christian

        Well he moved his consciousness to his brother’s body at the end of X3, but it still doesn’t make sense for him to be in a wheelchair. I think we’re just gonna have to chalk it up to continuity errors. As awesome as the majority of the X-Men universe is, it’s full of them.

        • Jason Scarpelli

          X3 doesn’t count lol

          • Vegas82

            That’s just it. If he killed Jean, and they were never actually married, that happened in X3. Unless a similar event happened in the new timeline.

          • Peter James

            You answered your own question.

            More than likely a similar event happened in the new timeline because Jean probably transformed into Dark Phoenix in the new timeline as well (since that’s part of her mutant DNA in ANY timeline) and Logan being the only person who has memory of BOTH timelines more than likely remembered how he stopped her in the original timeline when she transformed and he did the same in the new one as well.

            Only this time they were married when he did it.

        • Peter James

          That timeline was erased from the point of Logan stopping Trask and the Sentinel program in the past.

          None of the events of X3 (even though they happened and are still relevant – to US, the audience, and to Logan – and valid) are relevant to present day (our future) Logan, or anyone in Logan,…. except for Logan himself, who remembers both timelines and Charles, whom he told.

          • Darthmanwe

            Or, OR, ORR…

            Get this.

            You people are overthinking this.

    • Jason Scarpelli

      Jean Grey was in the DOFP timeline as well

      • Christian

        She was in the fixed timeline yeah, but she wasn’t dead. So if Professor X referenced Logan killing her then he’d be talking about the original timeline.

        • Peter James

          Again.

          Not necessarily.

          She only wasn’t dead in the fixed timeline by the time we get back to the future point after Logan returns from the past at the end of DOFP.

          We have no idea what happens to her after that and if (or when) she does evolve into Dark Phoenix.

          The fact that Mangold mentions that Xavier mentions that Logan killed his wife (in the original timeline they were never married) implies (if it’s true that they were indeed married) that that aspect of their relationship changed and was new in the new timeline, which should or could indicate that other different things happened as well and in different orders (like her evolving to Dark Phoenix later than in the original timeline) and Logan then having to kill her like he did before.

          Let’s also not forget that Logan is presumably the only person with memory of BOTH timelines so he would know that that’s how he stopped her in the original timeline.

        • Jason Scarpelli

          true

    • Peter James

      Not necessarily.

      It’s entirely possible that Logan also killed Jean Grey/Phoenix in the re-set timeline as well, in a storyline we haven’t seen on screens.

      Maybe she did transform into Dark Phoenix in the new timeline too (nothing about the reset precludes the possibility or even likelihood of this happening in any timeline since it’s presented as an (inevitably) aspect of her mutant evolution), and maybe the only solution to stopping her turned out to be the same (but probably or possibly not in the same sequence or set of events leading up to it.