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
6 Directors Who Should Direct The Next ‘X-Men’ Movie
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.
With Logan 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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