LOGAN Director James Mangold Explains Why He Removed Jean Grey Reference

LOGAN Director James Mangold Explains Why He Removed Jean Grey Reference

Logan was set to feature a big reference to Jean Grey and James Mangold has now revealed why he decided to drop it from the film. It will, however, be included on the Blu-ray as a deleted scene!

Logan is a very good movie, but when it comes to its place in the X-Men Universe, it's hard to figure out where to put it. The movie referenced releases which are no longer supposed to exist and failed to really match up with the events of newer Wolverine adventures like X-Men: Days of Future Past.

One of the deleted scenes on the Logan Blu-ray features a reference to Jean Grey. When Kathryn Munson (Elise Neal) asks Logan (Hugh Jackman) if he's married, Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) says he was married to Jean Grey and killed her. It's not made clear just now confused he is about what happened during the mysterious Westchester Incident or the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, but a director's commentary from James Mangold sheds some light on why he decided to cut that. 

"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." 

Do you think this scene should have been left in Logan? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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