With the release of Logan on Digital HD and Blu-Ray just around the corner, the deleted scenes are starting to find their way online. One such scene was just released by Yahoo News and I’m honestly wondering why James Mangold decided to cut the scene.
Spoilers For Logan Below
If you’ve seen Logan you’ll know that Wolverine’s friend and ally Caliban sacrificed himself using a grenade, in the hope that he would also kill the bad guys and help Wolverine survive. The moment the grenade exploded was the final scene we saw featuring Caliban but things could have been even more horrific for the character. In this deleted scene Caliban is shown to have survived the initial explosion and as Wolverine rescues X-23 he turns around to see his old friend crawling through the grass towards them before finally dying.
Maybe this scene was cut because Mangold didn’t have the time to fit it in, or maybe he thought the film worked better without that scene. Either way, we’re able to watch the scene now and honestly I think it would have completely made this sequence even better. This is just a few scenes after the death of Xavier, so Wolverine is already grieving the death of a friend and then to watch another friend die just adds to the idea that everyone Logan loves ends up dead.
In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.