It looks as though ‘Logan’ is definitely going it alone.
During an interview with We Got This Covered, director James Mangold revealed that an early draft included some awesome-sounding mutant cameos… but they didn’t make the cut.
“There were times early on in the story where I played with the idea of Hugh coming along, and I don’t want to give away anything, but I played with there being an underground railroad where there were a couple of other mutants that he met on the journey,” he explained. “It always seemed to detract from the loneliness of the story though and became a kind of cameo.”
Of course, since ‘Logan’ was first announced, we’ve been wondering which iconic mutants would turn up in Hugh Jackman’s final stint as Wolverine.
But it looks as though it’s just Professor X and Caliban.
And rather disappointingly, it looks as though we can rule out a cameo from the likes of Deadpool, or the X-Men.
“Still, there was always a curiosity,” he added. “I’m so cautious of it though, despite how much fans want it to happen. You find these moments where you’re trying to please people and write these scenes where they’ll bump into somebody but it always just seems like an awkward cameo unless you can make it fit organically and the character is integral to the story.”
Despite being a bit of a let-down, it’s encouraging that Mangold was able to take the reins and ensure ‘Logan’ was every bit the film he wanted to make. No silly cameos just for the sake of it. And considering the tone of ‘Logan’ that’s definitely a good thing.
But will there be any post credit scenes? That’s another matter entirely…
‘Logan’ stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, alongside Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant and Eriq La Salle.
James Mangold directs based on a script he co-wrote with Scott Frank and Michael Green.
‘Logan’ heads to cinemas on 1 March 2017.