WARNING: If you haven’t seen Logan and don’t want to know how the film ends, I would recommend that you click away from this page now. But since you clicked the link and saw the title I’m assuming you’ve seen the film or don’t care about major spoilers.
Logan was much more than just a simple superhero movie. The film managed to tell a unique and gritty storyline and rejuvenate a universe that was starting to get tired. In a new interview with CinemaBlend, director James Mangold discusses the tragic ending to the movie, which of course featured Wolverine sacrificing his life to protect Dafne Keen’s X-23. After over a decade of watching this tortured character we finally got to see Wolverine find peace, and in his final moments he was truly happy according to Mangold:
Something gets born of every tragedy. In many ways, I look at the movie and I realize what a happy ending it is. At least from the perspective of Wolverine’s character. I think, unlike anything you have seen in the previous seven or eight movies, he’s happy in his final moments on this earth. He’s happy. He feels somehow satisfied, and I think that’s something very few of us might be able to say in our parting glances from this world. That we suddenly taste and know everything and feel like we got to experience everything. And I think in some way, and Hugh’s performance is really transcendent there, he communicates that and leaves us more moved than bereft.
“In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.”