Logan is quickly becoming an extremely successful movie, despite its American R-rating which many thought would destroy its chances of doing as well as other X-Men movies when it comes to box office numbers. Deadpool of course proved that R-ratings don’t mean a movie can only do so well, breaking all sorts of records, so it’s fantastic to see that Hugh Jackman’s character has cemented enough of a legacy to keep people buying movie tickets.
The film is a hugely emotional one for whoever has seen it, but could have been even MORE emotional if a planned scene was eventually included.
Speaking to THR film blog Heat Vision, Logan screenwriter Michael Green explained how an earlier version of the Logan script included flashbacks to Professor X’s tragic past. He said: “It actually hits home a lot harder than the versions that really painted out specifically the flashback. Of course there are versions we wrote that were never filmed with the actual flashback of what happened, but I’ve found the experience of watching it is far more poignant to just know that it was something really regrettable and it was bad and most likely, friends were lost. Or maybe it was people we didn’t know.”
Green added his reasons for cutting the backstory: “Nothing will be better than going online and reading fan theories about what happened at the end because I want to hear that version. I know what I think happened, I even know what did happen, but it doesn’t matter, because what’s canonized here is the emotional effect of things.”
The tragic past being alluded to is the one hinted at in the movie, which saw all of the classic X-Men lose their lives with Professor X somehow being involved. Specifics aren’t given as to exactly what happened, but now he and Logan are living in a world where mutants are no longer being born.
What do you think happened in the past? How did the world become almost mutant-less? Let us know!
Logan is available to watch in UK cinemas now.
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