Director James Mangold Addresses the Mutant Cameos Cut from 'Logan'by HaydnSpurrell
James Mangold's Logan has all the hallmarks of a unique and refreshing superhero experience. That gives it the added potential of being something memorable. So while it's set in the X-Men world, and is Hugh Jackman's final hurrah as Wolverine, Mangold has opted to cut some of the intended cameos in the film.
December sparked rumours of a Deadpool cameo in the film, which was quickly denied. Mangold had, however, planned on one sequence involving other mutants cameoing but, speaking with We Got This Covered, he addressed the scene and came to the conclusion that it wasn't a good fit.
"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. It always seemed to detract from the loneliness of the story though and became a kind of cameo.
"Still, there was always a curiosity. 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."
Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.