It seems there's a new wrinkle in the tangled saga of whether or not there will be some kind of post-credits teaser on "Logan" -- the film's director James Mangold was right in asserting there won't be a post-credits teaser — but there will be a pre-film scene advertising "Deadpool 2," instead.
According to /Film, multiple sources have now confirmed the existence and much of the content of the "Deadpool 2" scene, which apparently features Wade Wilson (Ryan Reyolds) in his civilian clothes, coming across an attempted mugging in progress.
When he notices the mugging, Wilson apparently says “Not in my city!” before running over to a phone booth to the strains of John Williams' "Superman." However, Deadpool's costume change takes a little longer than expected, and by the time the Merc with a Mouth has suited-up, the mugging has ended with a gunshot and a dead civilian in the street.
While the site's sources apparently disagree about what happens next in the scene -- and whether or not it features a cameo from Stan Lee -- they do report that the scene ends with the punchline caption: “Deadpool… coming… not soon enough.”
Given that "Logan" features a final act that is, in the words of CBR's reviewer Kristy Puchko, "electric with emotion and grounded in grit," it now makes a lot more sense that such an irreverent teaser would be shifted to a position before the film instead of the now-traditional post-credits spot.
Set beyond the events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” 2017’s “Logan” takes place in the near future, following a cataclysmic event that ravaged the mutant race. As a result, Wolverine’s healing factor will be greatly diminished. It will also be Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, and will introduce Dafne Keen as the character’s teenage clone X-23.
Directed by James Mangold, written by Michael Green, Scott Frank, Mangold and David James Kelly, and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen and Stephen Merchant, “Logan” arrives in theaters on March 3.