Deleted 'Logan' Scene Would've Included a Jean Grey Moment

Saturday, 11 March 2017 - 5:20PM
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Saturday, 11 March 2017 - 5:20PM
Deleted 'Logan' Scene Would've Included a Jean Grey Moment
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One of Logan's strengths was how much it disconnected itself from other X-Men movies, aside from passing references and minor shoutouts. But as it turns out, there were plans for some much bigger ties back to previous films, director James Mangold has revealed. Spoiler warning, if you haven't seen Logan yet.

Speaking to Empire, Mangold brought up a deleted scene from the quiet dinner midway through the film, with the Munson family out on their farm. Originally, that dinner would have involved one of the too-good-for-this-world Munsons asking Logan (Hugh Jackman) if he was married. While Logan has technically been a bachelor throughout his life, he'd take the opportunity to bring up an old spark with a certain psychic mutant, Jean Grey (Famke Janssen).

Mangold describes the scene as follows:
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"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." 
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Mangold's reasoning seems solid here. In a movie that managed to stay consistently dark throughout, having a breather moment with a normal family was nice, and more talk of dead fan-favorite characters would have absolutely bogged that down. Still, since a part of Logan's purpose was to be a sendoff to Jackman and Patrick Stewart's seventeen-year-long careers as Wolverine and Charles Xavier, a chance for them to wax poetic about fan-favorite characters would have been powerful to see.

Fortunately, we may get to see it eventually, as Mangold goes on to say that the deleted scene will probably be on the Logan Blu-ray when it comes out, and there's a good chance it'll also make its way online once that happens. In the meantime, Jean Grey is being built up as the star of the next X-Men movie, currently titled Supernova, where she'll be played by Sophie Turner once again.

Logan is currently out in theaters. Check out our review of the film here.

Via: /Film
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