End credits stingers have become a common element of “X-Men” films and one was used at the end of “The Wolverine” to tease “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Naturally there’s been an assumption that “Logan” will include one as well, despite the press screenings for it not incorporating one. Shortly after the media screenings came word that the film’s runtime had been extended by three minutes.
The other day Collider posted a story saying they had confirmed the end credits sequence existed and will be attached. Now they’re changed that story as further sources have stated there is no end credits scene. Director James Mangold himself has also tweeted a confirmation that there is no end credits stinger.
There is, however, rumored to be something else that fans will enjoy before the film begins. Speaking of the film, Mangold spoke with Cinema Blend this week and discussed why Woverine’s iconic yellow costume from the comics hasn’t been utilised on screen before. He gave a pretty thorough and reasonable answer:
“I always feel a certain contingent of fans who are yearning for it. But the biggest block I’ve had — I’m willing to take the heat for it — is that, I can never get past, being a writer for these movies as well, that Logan is the least narcissistic of all the superheroes, any kind I can think of — Marvel, DC or anywhere else.
What I mean by that is, who puts a special branded outfit on when they do good deeds? And why? The only reason you do it is so you can have some sort of trademarked claim and get credit for what you did. Nothing seems less Wolverine-like than the desire to put on a trademarked outfit , particularly canary yellow, and kind of prance about doing good deeds and have people go, ‘Oh my God! It’s The Wolverine!’ At least the Wolverine, as I see him.
That’s a real struggle for me, and always has been. I somehow feel that if somehow we ever put Hugh [Jackman] into one of those outfits, people would not be happy. Essentially, it’s something that lives on the page and I’m not sure could live anywhere else.”
“Logan” is currently slated to hit cinemas on March 3rd.