Mangold Talks Mutant Cameos Cut From “Logan”

With only a few weeks to go until the opening of the “Wolverine” spin-off “Logan,” the promotional push for the film is going into full force which includes a new TV spot today boasting a better glimpse at the villain Dr. Zander Rice (Richard E. Grant).

Director James Mangold spoke with We Got This Covered this weekend and was asked why there aren’t any major X-Men cameos in the film. He explains that there originally was going to be, but they changed it:

“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.”

Mangold continued his explanation that though the audience would be pleased, without a purpose within the narrative then the inclusions would be pointless:

“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” opens in cinemas on March 3rd 2017.