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  • This is the last movie in which Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine. He has cited his age and his skin cancer as factors in him retiring from the role. He also said that having a discussion with Jerry Seinfeld played a part in retiring the character, as Jerry talked generally about how he wanted to make sure he never got to a point with Seinfeld (1989) where audiences were weary of seeing it anymore, saying, "Oh, it's you again." Jackman felt fortunate to have avoided this for Wolverine, and wanted to ensure it never happened.
  • It was believed that after the success of Deadpool (2016), Twentieth Century Fox decided to aim for an R-rating for this movie, unlike the other Wolverine movies. However, it was confirmed in an interview with X-Men Producer Simon Kinberg that this was not the case, and the R-rating was always going to happen.
  • Hugh Jackman and Richard E. Grant have appeared in a Dracula movie: Grant was in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), and Jackman was in Van Helsing (2004).
  • Stephen Merchant announced his participation in this movie, by posting an Instagram picture, which showed him with a freshly-shaven bald head, and having a "Wolverine 3" tagline, though the post did not mention his character's name, nor any other specifics about his role. Later footage and notes revealed he is a kind-hearted mutant named Caliban, who is taking care of an aging and very ill Professor Charles Xavier.
  • The title of this movie is "Logan". This is a reference to Mark Millar's graphic novel "Old Man Logan", and was deliberately chosen to form an opposite from The Wolverine (2013).
  • Stephen Merchant is the second actor to portray the mutant Caliban, after Tómas Lemarquis in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
  • Richard E. Grant is the fourth Game of Thrones (2011) actor or actress to join the X-Men film franchise. After Peter Dinklage (Boliver Trask), Ed Skrein (Ajax), and Sophie Turner (Jean Grey).
  • James Mangold said that this movie has a more "human" feel relying very little on CGI and greenscreens.
  • This is Lennie Loftin's second comic book movie after Daredevil (2003).
  • This is the first Wolverine-centric movie where Sir Patrick Stewart played a major credited role. His appearances in the previous Wolverine movies were brief, uncredited cameos.
  • The third movie of the Wolverine trilogy.
  • Second X-Men movie to have its world premiere at a major film festival (Berlin). The first was X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), which premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
  • The red band trailer was an unofficially released trailer, with the added bonus of a grainy clip of Wolverine/Logan stabbing a man in the head. The grainy clip was a small clip that was still being rendered, with no polished and fully rendered CGI.
  • In the second trailer, after Logan leaves the gas station, the track played is "Way Down We Go" by the Icelandic band Kaleo. Their song "Automobile" can be heard later in the movie in the gas station.
  • The character X-23 debuted in the X-Men: Evolution (2000) cartoon and has also appeared in Marvel Comics. Also, at one time, she took on the identity as Wolverine after the "Death of Wolverine" comic arc, until 2018.
  • According to Director James Mangold, this movie was influenced by the crime story The Gauntlet (1977), and the dramas Paper Moon (1973), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and The Wrestler (2008); and the Wild West movies The Cowboys (1972), Unforgiven (1992), and Shane (1953) (Charles and Laura watch this movie as a tribute).
  • The second longest X-Men movie, behind X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
  • This is the third collaboration between Hugh Jackman and James Mangold, having previously worked together on Kate & Leopold (2001) and The Wolverine (2013).
  • Second movie in the X-Men franchise to use a Jim Croce song, specifically "I Got A Name" (playing in the convenience store when Laura is shoplifting). The previous was "Time In A Bottle" in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), during Quicksilver's slow-motion sequence.
  • In the U.K., the first wide release showing of this movie was at the unusual time of 10:23 p.m., rather than the usual midnight showing for a major release. This is a reference to the movie including the character of X-23. X is the Roman numeral for 10.
  • (At around sixteen minutes) The Samurai sword presented to Logan in The Wolverine (2013) can be seen in the smelting mill where Logan and Charles are hiding.
  • Sir Patrick Stewart lost twenty-one pounds to play Charles Xavier as elderly and sick. Stewart claimed that he had a steady weight since he was a teenager, and had never deliberately lost weight before. Hugh Jackman genuinely held Stewart in all of the scenes of Wolverine carrying Professor Xavier.
  • Sir Ian McKellen, who played Magneto in the X-Men film franchise, had expressed interest in appearing in this movie.
  • Hugh Jackman stated that while he doesn't doubt that the character of Logan will be eventually rebooted with a new actor, he has hopes for X-23 becoming the new "Wolverine" of the franchise.
  • James Mangold stated that this movie is set in 2029 to avoid any conflict with the timeline established in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), but that his goal was to make a stand-alone movie, that was not bound to continuing previous storylines, or setting up sequels.
  • According to Director James Mangold, allowing the movie to be R-rated was important, not so much for violent content, but for style: "For me, what was most interesting in getting the studio to okay an R-rating was something entirely different. They suddenly let go of the expectation that this film is going to play for children, and when they let go of that, you are free in a myriad of ways. The scenes can be longer. Ideas being explored in dialogue or otherwise can be more sophisticated. Storytelling pace can be more poetic, and less built like attention-span-deficit theater."
  • Sir Patrick Stewart and Richard E. Grant appeared in A Christmas Carol (1999).
  • One of the children in Eden is Rictor from the comics, who had the ability to release seismic energy through his fingertips. In this iteration, Rictor was created using the DNA of Dominik Petrakis, known as Avalanche in the comics.
  • Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt" was used on the first trailer for this movie. Lyrics from the original Nine Inch Nails version were printed on the cover to the script draft for X-23: Innocence Lost, which detailed X-23's origin story.
  • (At around one hour and seventeen minutes) On the back wall of Nate Munson's bedroom, several "deathcore" posters can be seen quite clearly. Deathcore is a sub-genre of heavy metal (a combination of "death metal" and "hardcore"), while the boy himself appears to be listening to pop/rap music on his headset in the same scene. The bands in question are All Shall Perish, Dr. Acula, and Suicide Silence.
  • The first X-Men movie that does not include a post-credits scene since X-Men: First Class (2011). This is the fourth movie of the franchise not to have one.
  • (At around fifty-four minutes) Xavier and Laura are watching the classic western Shane (1953). Shane was played by Alan Ladd, whose son Alan Ladd, Jr. was President of Twentieth Century Fox in the 1970s (He is personally responsible for green-lighting Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)). Twentieth Century Fox produced all of the X-Men movies.
  • (At around forty-nine minutes) When Logan, Charles, and Laura stop off during their road trip, Logan is seen standing next to a road sign that says "Oklahoma". Hugh Jackman starred in a revival of the stage musical "Oklahoma".
  • In the final scene, you can see the mutant Bobby carrying an original Wolverine action figure, which was featured in a deleted scene.
  • (At around fifty-five minutes) When Laura and Charles are watching Shane (1953), Charles mentions remembering seeing the movie as a child in his hometown. This was entirely improvised by Sir Patrick Stewart, because Shane was one of the first memories he had at the theater as a child.
  • This is the only entry in the "Wolverine" movie trilogy to have no post-credits scene, thus bringing a definite end to the saga.
  • This movie takes place in 2029.
  • The "Superman Theme" by John Williams is on the soundtrack. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner is the wife of Richard Donner, director of Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980).
  • (At around fifty-five minutes) According to one of the files attained from the lab, one of the children was the specimen derived from "Christopher Bradley", a former cohort of Logan's from X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) under the alias "Bolt", which explains the child's ability to summon and manipulate electricity.
  • When Charles Xavier suffers from his seizures, Hugh Jackman did not act as if he was being pushed away. Instead, he was held back by a rope pulled by two men in order to give a more realistic portrayal of being restrained.
  • Hugh Jackman said this was the hardest Wolverine movie for which he had ever trained.
  • Richard E. Grant (Dr. Rice) and Sir Ian McKellen (Magneto in other X-Men movies) shared the role of the Great Intelligence on Doctor Who (2005).
  • (At around fifty-four minutes) The boots Logan puts on in the hotel room are "Wolverine 1,000 mile" boots.
  • Upon opening at 4,071 theaters in the United States, this movie became the widest opening R-rated release in cinema history. It was later surpassed by It (2017), which opened in 4,103 theaters.
  • Theatrical movie debut of Dafne Keen (Laura/X-23).
  • On her dossier, it says that Laura has type O negative blood. O negative blood is the universal donor, meaning anyone can accept her blood and suggests that she might be able to save a dying compatriot by using a blood transfusion. Wolverine has done this successfully when Leech was dying in X-Men: The Animated Series (1992).
  • Although the action takes place in 2029, all of the vehicles seen are relatively recent years' models. Exceptions are the modified Chrysler 300 limousine (identified as a 2024 model) used in the first third of the movie, and the early 1970s Ford Bronco used in the final third. Also the Suburban with the horse trailer.
  • Cliff Martinez was originally the composer, but withdrew after six months of work at the end of 2016. His replacement, Marco Beltrami had only about six weeks to produce his replacement score.
  • Sabretooth was originally going to have a small role, where he helps Wolverine, X-23, and Professor X when they arrive in Oklahoma. Liev Schreiber was even approached about reprising his role from X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). There was also going to be a scene where Logan encounters a kind of "Underground Railroad" for mutants, which might have had a cameo from a well known character. Both scenes were removed, because the team behind the movie didn't want to have an abundance of cameos, or mutants in the movie.
  • Sir Patrick Stewart stated on Hugh Jackman/Sir Patrick Stewart/Sir Ian McKellen/James Blunt (2017) that this would be his last appearance as Professor X.
  • The name Logan used as a driver, "James Howlett", is his birth name in the comics and in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
  • (At around one hour and fifty minutes) Logan waking up and finding himself in the children's hideout in North Dakota, and the children cutting his beard is an homage to Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), which Max, a hero in a post-apocalyptic land, is rescued by a tribe of children, and they cut his hair short.
  • (At around twenty minutes) The first X-Men movie to show bare breasts, and only the third Marvel movie to show bare breasts, following The Punisher (2004) and Deadpool (2016).
  • (At around fourteen minutes) When Charles tells Logan that they will come for him at the Statue of Liberty, Logan mistakes it for the end battle in X-Men (2000), but the hotel where Logan meets Laura for the first time is called the Liberty.
  • At the beginning, Professor Xavier is rambling on incoherently and starts rattling off a Taco Bell advertising copy. This oddly ties into the movie's plot. The characters start off hiding in Mexico, while Taco Bell serves "Mexican" fast food, and while not one of the things Xavier says, for years, Taco Bell's slogan was "Make a run for the border". The climax involves numerous characters running to cross the U.S. border, not into Mexico, but into Canada.
  • Hugh Jackman stated in an interview that the only way he would reprise his role is if a crossover between Deadpool and Wolverine would happen. Both Deadpool movies have contained jokes aimed at Wolverine. Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) is also close friends with Hugh Jackman.
  • Boyd Holbrook gained ten pounds of fat for the role of Donald Pierce.
  • Aside from screaming and yelling, it takes over two thirds of the movie before Laura speaks.
  • Sir Patrick Stewart claimed that much of the dialogue at the dinner table scene, in which Logan and Charles Xavier tell the family about the school for mutants, was improvised by the actors at the request of Director James Mangold, after having filmed takes of scripted dialogue.
  • The coordinates to Eden (48.9770333, -102.155491) lead to a spot in North Dakota. According to the movie, Eden is roughly six miles east of Northgate, North Dakota, and seven miles south of the Canadian border in the Des Lacs National Wildlife Reserve.
  • Hugh Jackman said that he wanted this movie to be a mix of Unforgiven (1992), The Wrestler (2008), and Shane (1953).
  • (At around one hour and fifty-five minutes) The shot where Logan is running through the forest trees to kill attacking bad guys or "reavers" at the end of the movie was nicknamed "Logan's Run" by the visual effects production team. What seems like one long shot of Logan running and impaling a bad guy on a tree is actually four separate takes of different stunt guys running, combined with head and neck replacements, digital claws, background fix-up, and CG gore.
  • Dafne Keen (Laura) was eleven years old at the time of filming, and so was not allowed inside the casino, even with all the correct shooting permits. So some shots were done with Keen on a greenscreen, and some scenes were shot in the actual casino with Keen's body double Cheramie Martin, who is over eighteen, but of a similar build to Keen.
  • Visual Effects Supervisor Chas Jarrett, who had not worked with Director James Mangold before, said he suddenly understood Mangold during the pre-production discussion of the "desert escape". At one stage, Logan had to knock down and drive through the fence. James Mangold just stopped him saying, "No, no, they can't get through, everyone will expect that. It would be a The A-Team (1983) moment. Everyone thinks that they will just knock through it, but they cant, they just can't."
  • Professor Xavier's psychic blast initially was conceived as a huge pulse of energy, akin to the traditional super power. But Director James Mangold wanted to keep everything much more naturalistic. So Visual Effects Supervisor Chas Jarrett evolved the idea from the energy wave into a mind control field that caused people to become immobile indefinitely, a corrupted version of Xavier's ability in the X-Men films to freeze large groups of people.
  • Professor Xavier's Psionic blast was done by shooting shaky footage and then re-stabilizing the frame in post. Resulting in footage containing strange motion blur with smearing effect, that is both organic and very unusual. The team shot the sequences slightly wider than was needed so that shots could be blown up to hide the edges of the stabilizing effect.
  • Director James Mangold was so impressed by the commitment of Laura's stunt double Rissa Kilar, he decided to give her a role in this movie. She was cast in the role of mutant "Pine Cone Girl".
  • Director James Mangold confirmed that he wanted to release the Blu-ray of this movie in black-and-white color format, just like Director George Miller did something similar with his chrome version of Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). He later revealed that the idea started after seeing Hugh Jackman's black-and-white location photographs during production stages.
  • Logan smiles only three times throughout the movie.
  • Hugh Jackman induced dehydration for forty-eight hours prior to filming scenes of Wolverine shirtless, losing water weight. He added that the method is dangerous, and no one should attempt it at home. Jackman used this same technique five years earlier to create his emaciated look for prisoner Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (2012).
  • Throughout all of his portrayals of Logan, Hugh Jackman stated he learned his American accent from copying Johnny Depp.
  • Sir Patrick Stewart told interviewers before the premiere that this would "probably" be his last performance as Charles Xavier, and cryptically noted that regardless of what happened to him in this movie, nothing was impossible in science fiction. After sitting through the completed movie with an audience, he determined there would never be a better final impression, and he is retired from the role for good. However, he later expressed interest in reprising the role for the X-Men drama Legion (2017).
  • This movie was re-released in theatres on May 16, 2017 in a new black-and-white version, known as "Logan Noir". The new edition will also be included in the Blu-ray and 4K release of the movie
  • Although the theme of death and disease is present throughout the movie, the song "When the Man Comes Around" by Johnny Cash also can be seen as a nod to two of the characters' pasts. In comic continuity, Logan and Caliban were members of Apocalypse's Horsemen. Logan being Death, and Caliban being both Death and Pestilence.
  • The song playing over the end credits, "The Man Comes Around", and the one playing over the teaser trailer, "Hurt", are both songs by Johnny Cash. Although "Hurt" is a cover of Nine Inch Nails. Director James Mangold directed Walk the Line (2005), a biopic based on Cash's life.
  • Hugh Jackman admitted to having two lingering regrets about retiring from the role of Logan/Wolverine: that he never appeared in an Avengers movie, and that he never appeared in a Deadpool movie. Jackman said that had he known Deadpool (2016) was going to be such an enormous hit, and that his performance as Wolverine was a recurring gag in the movie, he might have postponed his retirement.
  • The only X-Men movie where Hugh Jackman is not listed in the end credits as "Wolverine", non-cameo-wise.
  • Highest rated X-Men movie on IMDB with 8.1/10
  • Millie Bobby Brown auditioned for X-23.
  • The scene of Logan and Laura leaving the urgent care clinic was filmed in Amite, Louisiana.
  • The limo that Logan drives a 2024 Chrysler E8, was actually a custom-made Chrysler 300.
  • The truck Logan trades in his limo for is a 2016 RAM 1500 Rebel pickup truck.
  • In June 2017, this movie became the number one superhero movie of all time on RottenTomatoes, knocking The Dark Knight (2008) to number two.
  • In X2: X-Men United (2003), Stryker's final words to Logan were "One day, someone will finish what we started. One day!" This came to be true, as what started as the investigation from Weapon X program started Transigen.
  • One of the comics Laura had in her bag was X-Men #132. This comic had the first appearance of the X-Men villain Donald Pierce.
  • The "f" word is used thirty-five times.
  • (At around one hour and sixteen minutes) On the bedside table in the Munson's bedroom, a copy of Sarah Ban Breathnach's "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy" can be seen while Professor X and Logan are speaking.
  • (At around fifty-five minutes) When Logan opens the files from Transigen, the first page is to Rictor, who has his genetic donor listed as Dominic Petros. While never shown in any of the X-Men movies, Dominic Petros is a terramorph, and well known enemy of the X-Men, as well as a longtime member of Magneto's "Brotherhood of Evil Mutants", code named "Avalanche".
  • While auditioning for the part of Laura, Dafne Keen asked Director James Mangold if she could improvise her lines. After Hugh Jackman started his dialogue, Keen interrupted him by yelling at him in perfect Spanish, something that was later included in the finished movie. Her dedication for that scene during the audition was praised by Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart.
  • At 6'7", Stephen Merchant is a full foot taller than Tómas Lemarquis, who played Caliban in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
  • Though Laura maintains a stern demeanor throughout the movie, Dafne Keen had to shoot her fight scenes across several takes, because she was having a bit too much fun.
  • (At around thirty-three minutes) Pierce refers to Professor X as an octogenarian. Professor X corrects him stating he's actually a nonagenarian. An octogenarian is someone between the ages of eighty and eighty-nine. A nonagenarian is someone between the ages of ninety and ninety-nine.
  • This is the first Wolverine stand alone movie, not to feature "Wolverine" in its title.
  • Funko released a Pop! toy of X-23. But not X-23 from the movie, but X-23 from the comic books, which she is all grown up and wears her father's signature yellow spandex outfit.
  • Dafne Keen is rumored to return in an X-Men/Laura spin-off.
  • This movie takes place six years after Wolverine woke up in alternate 2023 at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
  • (At around one hour and thirty-five minutes) When Laura shouts at Logan In Spanish, the lines are not translated. Her words, roughly transcribed and translated: ¿Tú pretendes que hable contigo si siempre me insultas, si me gritas, si me intentas dejar tirada? Tú pretendes que abra la boca... "Why do you want me to talk to you if you're always insulting me, yelling at me, if you try to leave me behind? You want me to open my mouth ..."
  • This is the first superhero movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. It is also the first superhero movie to be nominated for screenwriting since The Incredibles (2004).
  • The fourth comic book adaptation nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, after Ghost World (2001), American Splendor (2003), and A History of Violence (2005).
  • This movie and Doctor Strange (2016) are the only two Marvel movies to date to be shot with the Arri Alexa Mini digital camera.
  • According to James Mangold on the audio commentary, the collapsed water tower that Charles stays in at the abandoned Mexican smelting plant was supposed to be a dark reflection of Cerebro.
  • Road to Perdition (2002) and I Am Legend (2007) are considered possible influences behind the movie.
  • The Deadpool 2 (2018) teaser trailer was omitted from the DVD release.
  • According to the directors commentary, the film is called Logan is because it's about the man, not the hero Logan has become tired of being.
  • When Logan pulls up to the smelter the railroad tracks appear to be to wide. To reinforce this the ore car wheels in the background are entirely too narrow for the tracks.
  • When Xavier is giving Laura a meal, Laura - who is sitting down - easily stops Logan from taking her backpack in a tug of war.
  • One of the Laura's X-Men comic books (specifically created for the film) have the X-Men attending a burial. The film gives you two burials (Charles and Logan himself) in addition to the funeral service seen at the beginning. An example that doesn't even happen in the movie. A short film, Deadpool: No Good Deed (which aired right before Logan during the film's theatrical run) ends with a heavily modified rendition of The Old Man and the Sea. In the film proper, Logan wants to buy a boat so he can take Charles offshore and prevent him from hurting anyone again with his powers.
  • Caliban's appearance in this film draws from the William Shakespeare play "The Tempest", where a character named Caliban serves a hero living in self-imposed exile.
  • Laura's X-Men comic books were specially made for the film, to showcase the contrast between the adventurous fiction and the real world of mutant persecution. They were written and drawn by Joe Quesada and Dan Panosian. James Mangold got the idea from Unforgiven (1992), where ageing cowboy William Munny meets biographer W.W. Beauchamp: "When you've got these aging heroes who are twilight versions of their own legends - that idea of being a kind of celebrity or sports star long past your heyday, was really interesting for me to investigate."
  • Featured in "The A to Z of Superhero Movies: From Abar to ZsaZsa via the MCU", written by Rob Hill.

Spoilers

  • This movie is based on the X-men storylines "Old Man Logan" (an aging Logan sets out for one last adventure), "Mutant Massacre" (mutants being slaughtered), "X-23" (Wolverine encounters a female infant clone of himself pursued by her creators), and "The Death of Wolverine" (a dying Wolverine has a last adventure).
  • (At around one hour and four minutes) It is not said which X-Men got killed by Professor X, but the number seven is mentioned on the radio station. No original X-Men appear.
  • Though far from a traditional X-Men movie, there is still plenty of imagery using the letter X. When Wolverine is injured in a battle, the blood on his forehead takes on an X shape. Likewise, at the end, when the cross on his grave is laid on its side, it resembles the letter X.
  • X-24 is based on Albert (a robotic version of Wolverine created by Donald Pierce) and carries characteristics of Logan's rival Victor Creed (dark clothes, a buzz-cut hairdo, animalistic behavior).
  • Logan mentions multiple times that he intends to kill himself. This is somewhat made true by Logan being killed by X-24, his genetic clone.
  • The Munson family being murdered by X-24 in their farmhouse after taking in Logan, Charles Xavier, and Laura was similar to how the old couple were killed in their farmhouse by Agent Zero in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) shortly after meeting Logan.
  • The explanation of why there are no mutants in the last twenty-five years in America is that high-fructose corn syrup, derived from genetically modified corn-crops, was altered and spread by Dr. Rice to specifically cause sterility and suppress the mutant gene. Two scenes in this movie allude to this: The first was when Willy Munson tells Logan about the corn while fixing the leaked pipes in the fields; the other one is when Dr Rice mentions corn cereals to Logan at the climax.
  • There was a flashback originally filmed that explains what originally triggered Charles' dementia, and thus causes the catastrophe at his Westchester school. The flashback was to have been shown during the seizure attack at Harrah's in Oklahoma. While James Mangold said that this was cut because having less information would allow the audience to focus more on character, co-Writer Michael Green said that, having seen both versions, the omission of the flashback hits home harder than having the flashback included.
  • In the story "Old Man Logan", Mysterio tricked Logan into killing the X-Men. In the movie, Charles killed the X-Men by one of his seizures.
  • The main title song is played three times. Once in the beginning when we're seeing the old Logan. The second time is when Logan meets Gabriela at the motel, and a third time after Xavier dies.
  • Wolverine fights another character played by Hugh Jackman in the climax; this calls back to X-Men (2000), where Wolverine fights the shape-shifting Mystique in Wolverine's form.
  • Hugh Jackman originally didn't want Logan's death in the movie. He envisioned an ending similar to Unforgiven (1992), the story of an assassin who just can't leave behind his violent lifestyle. That movie concluded with the assassin killing numerous more people, but surviving, forcing him to live on with this dark side of himself. However, Director James Mangold was always committed to kill off Wolverine at the end. He convinced Jackman that Wolverine, who is plagued with immortality and a violent past, had finally deserved his peace in death. Mangold wanted Logan dying next to X-23, the younger version of himself, as it was something "interesting on numerous psychological levels."
  • The adamantium round Logan carries with him is a .44 Magnum. The bullet itself is called an "Xtreme Penetrator" and is shaped like an X. At Charles' burial, Logan has blood on the right side of his forehead in the shape of an X. At the end, when Laura shoots X-24 with the adamantium bullet, it strikes him in the left side of his head.
  • This is the second time Professor X has died in an X-Men movie, after X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
  • In The Wolverine (2013) (also directed by James Mangold), Logan's travel companion Yukio predicted that Logan would die with his chest ripped open, and his heart in his hand. Although this ultimately didn't happen in The Wolverine (2013), many fans point to the fact that she may have been predicting his death in this movie: Wolverine lying down with his chest ripped open, holding the hand of his daughter (his flesh and blood, and therefore his symbolic "heart"). Mangold later confirmed the notion via Twitter.
  • There are six deleted scenes from the movie: 1. Logan gets a ticket 2. Alternate dinner scene 3. Mutant puppet master 4. Bobby's action figures 5. Caliban's death (extended scene from what is in the main movie) 6. Transigen interrogates worker.
  • This is the second Marvel superhero live-action movie where the title character dies. The first being The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990).
  • If you watch Xavier's death scene in the black-and-white noir version that is available on the Blu-ray and 4K release, you can easily see that the person who walks into the room is not Logan, but X-24.
  • The first words spoken by Laura (Daphne Keen) occur at around the 1:37:00 mark of the film.
  • Elise Neal getting killed by being stabbed to death by X-24, is similar to the way she died in Scream 2 (1997) by getting stabbed repeatedly.
  • Logan's final line before he dies - "so this is what it feels like" - not only refers to death, but also love.
  • Logan's funeral scene wherein Laura lowers the cross into an "x" is nearly identical to an early scene in 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' where Clint Eastwood's character lowers his family's grave marker from a cross to an "x," signifying the beginning of his quest for revenge.
  • Logan is a similar movie to Road to Perdition. In this movie, Logan (Hugh Jackman) hits the road with his daughter Laura (Dafne Keen) and Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) as they are pursued by Transgien and Logan reluctantly takes Laura to Eden across from the Canadian border. The movie ends with Laura crying when a fatally wounded Logan dies in her arms and Laura leaves with the mutant children to Eden. In Road to Perdition, Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) hits the road with his son Michael, Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin) when Connor Rooney (Daniel Craig) murders Sullivan's wife and youngest son. The movie ends with Michael, Jr. crying when Sullivan dies in his arms when he succumbs to a fatal gunshot wound and Michael, Jr. goes to live with the farm couple who nurses Michael back to health.
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