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How The Wolverine foreshadowed the ending to Logan

03.09.2017

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If you haven't seen LOGAN yet, there will be MAJOR SPOILERS! So do yourself a favour and head out to your nearest theater to check out Hugh Jackman's fantastic farewell to Wolverine. It's a little sad to know what we've seen the last of Jackman in the role, but thankfully, he's gone out on a high note, which almost didn't happen as his first standalone film, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, came close to causing the actor hang up the claws and quit the franchise for good. Adamantium bullet dodged.

In THE WOLVERINE, also directed by James Mangold, Yukio (Rila Fukushima) has the ability to see how anyone will die, including Logan (Hugh Jackman). She tells him that she's foreseen his death, saying "I saw you die… it’s not like I get a complete picture. More like looking through a keyhole. But I’m always right. All I can see is one part of a person’s life: their death. And I saw yours…I see you on your back, there’s blood everywhere. You’re holding your own heart in your hand." Later in the film that prophesy was seemingly fulfilled when Logan was forced to perform surgery on himself in order to remove a parasite from his heart. He briefly died before his accelerated healing ability was able to bring him back to life.

Flash forward to the end of LOGAN, and that prophesy seems to take on a new more figurative meaning. After battling X-24, Logan is on his back, covered in blood and holding the hand of Laura (Dafne Keen), his "heart." One Twitter user put the pieces together and asked James Mangold for confirmation of whether this was his intent all along.

If you'd like to find out a little more about the shooting of LOGAN's emotional final scene, you can head on over here for a few words from LOGAN cinematographer John Mathieson about how it was shot. LOGAN is now playing in theaters, so make sure to check out the reviews from our own Chris Bumbray and Eric Walkuski. Also, when you have seen the film, make sure to tell us what you thought of it!

Source: James Mangold

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