It would be cruel to find fault with the feature Logan. The 2017 blockbuster not only accumulated $606.8m at the box office, but offered a fitting farewell to two legends in the X-Men universe.
But one small criticism could revolve around the lack of any Sabretooth nod in the installment. Putting aside any link or association with his longtime partner-turned-enemy, fans were left shortchanged on the supervillain. All while Hugh Jackman departed the franchise for good. Fortunately one deleted scene has emerged to show how director James Mangold intended to doff his cap to his one time foe.
Logan Tells Young Mutant: "Sabretooth Was Real."
Titled "Bobby's Action Figures," the scene showcases one of the young Transigen test subjects, Bobby, playing with a couple of X-Men toys. One of them would be Wolverine's old sparring partner.
"Was Sabretooth real?" asked Bobby. "What?" replies the dazed and confused warrior. "Laura said you said all the stories in the comic books were lies." A weary Logan remarked, "Not all. Not completely. Sabretooth was real. He was in a program with me, kind of like what they did to you." A curious Bobby then quizzed, "So you did some mean things with him?" Logan agreed, but when the boy explained that he was now doing good things, the X-Men hero struggled to get on the same page. "Kid, I don't know what I'm doin'."
Talking to the press earlier in the year, Liev Schreiber said the only thing holding him back from a cameo was his scheduling commitments with the television series Ray Donovan.
"There was an invitation early on from Hugh Jackman and (director James Mangold) and I would have loved to work on it," the Chuck star remarked. "It was very difficult given Ray Donovan's schedule, and I think they went a different direction as well with story. I think it's a terrific movie. I'm just very proud of Hugh and the way that he handled himself with that franchise and that character. It was a great experience to be involved with one of them and to get to work with them. I had mixed emotions when I heard that he was going to retire."
Logan and Charles Play Dumb For Road Cop
Titled "Logan gets a ticket," this short was left on the cutting room floor.
"Cops. S***," blurted out the frustrated superhero. "License and registration, please," asked the female officer. "Just how fast do you think you were going, Mr. Howlett?" Carefully considering his response, he cautiously said "60-ish." Traveling at 86 m/ph, the trio were let off with a warning as Xavier told his "led-footed" son to go easy on the gas as they headed to Mount Rushmore.
If only she knew who they were, and what they were about to embark upon.