Mangold told Empire Online that the scene taking place during the quiet dinner scene in the film just didn’t quite fit. “I sketched out different conversations for that scene and one of them went to a much darker place,” Mangold said. “Mrs. Munson asks Logan if he’s married, and Charles says he was, but he killed her.”
Logan did indeed kill Jean in “X-Men: The Last Stand,” but the epilogue of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” revealed that the events of that film had negated Jean’s demise, as well as those of other X-Men characters featured in the movie.
“Of course, he wasn’t really married,” Mangold continued, “But what that then spawns is Charles waxing poetic about Jean Grey. 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.”
Those who have seen the movie know that things did in fact turn dark for the Munson family shortly thereafter, as well as for Charles and Logan themselves.
“I think [the deleted scene] will make it to the Blu-ray,” Mangold said.
Directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant and Dafne Keen, “Logan” is in theaters now.
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