For every Wolverine fan who watched Logan, a lot of burning questions have arisen after seeing the movie. And since Logan is the last and final film of the trilogy, they won’t be getting too many closures or answers for their burning questions.The one that stood out the most being, “Where are the X-Men?” Wolverine had, after all, started his career with the X-Men and it would have made fans content to see just what happened to their favorite heroes in the dystopian future.
Unfortunately, the X-Men were cut from the entire movie itself. James Mangold, director of Logan confessed that the team was actually supposed to be in the opening, during his DVD commentary. Mangold said:
“I literally had written an opening which started with that sequence. And so it was quite literal, who was dead.”
The director later told IGN in an interview that the X-Men would hold more precedence over their source material, which, unlike the X-Men movies featured sparse characters but focused on the internal struggles of the leading characters. Mangold said:
“It made the movie about the X-Men, instead of being about Logan and Charles. And irrevocably, when you read the script opening that way, it became about this other tragedy, as opposed to that tragedy being something hovering like a shadow in the background for these characters.”
Mangold also confessed the real reason why Jean Grey was excluded from the film. Grey and Wolverine’s relationship was a big focal point in earlier movies and her death impacted Wolverine throughout his film life.
“I felt it really brought the emotion down and dark in a moment when things were feeling very hopeful at this house. This was something we had written only a part of and then improvised. I like the moment in isolation a lot, but when cut into the movie it had a powerful effect of damping that moment and kind of making the Munson family seem a little strange for keeping them there.”
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