Logan director James Mangold has been earning praise for his new film for the fresh take on the superhero genre. What many forget is that he was also responsible for The Wolverine, easter for the second movie from the trilogy. Like any good director, Mangold easter, for fans to put together for the last film. And before the third movie was made, the little clue was left unnoticed.
The release of Logan got one fan to finally realize that Mangold had already told about Logan’s ending in the second movie! A movie that had been made five years prior to the final movie. A curious fan asked Mangold on Twitter “You had this set up the whole time ?!?!?!?!?!?!?,” to which Mangold replied “ Well done.” The easter egg in question was something Yukio (Rila Fukushima) had predicted in The Wolverine.
Wolverine’s Japanese sidekick was not only skilled in katana but had the ability to see a person moment’s before his death. Yukio had told Wolverine in one scene:
“Logan, I saw you die… It’s not like I get a complete picture. More like looking through a keyhole. But I’m always right. All I can see is one part of a person’s life: their death. And I saw yours… I see you on your back, there’s blood everywhere. You’re holding your own heart in your hand.”
While that little tidbit seemed to be a part of The Wolverine’s plotline-Logan had lost his healing power and was nearly dying thanks to the tiny robots zapping (?) his heart, preventing him from healing. Wolverine cut into his own chest cavity to dig them out it was not the death that matched the prediction. The third film saw Logan being stabbed to a tree bark, already covered in his blood and of the soldiers he killed, holding onto X-23’s hand, a character who seemed to have mended his heart and whom he truly cared for. A literal “ heart in the hand” analogy comes to mind for it.