#Logan is right around the corner, but a few lucky people already gotten the chance to see it. According to reviews, it is definitely a fantastic closing chapter for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Given the finality of it all, fans were hopeful for an appearance by the Merc with a Mouth himself: Deadpool.
Steve Weintraub of Collider fanned the flame of hope earlier this week, stating that Logan would contain a post-credits scene:
"I can confirm it’s true. When Logan is released on March 3rd it’ll have a post-credits scene. I’m not sure if it’s half way through the credits or at the very end, but I can 100% tell you something will be there."
Unfortunately, our hopes were crushed when director #JamesMangold went on Twitter to confirm there was no such piece of footage in the movie:
After this came out, Weintraub updated his article with the following statement:
"After talking with more sources I’ve learned I was wrong in my original report. Logan does not have a post-credits scene. I’ve never been so happy to be wrong. After you see Logan you’ll understand why a post-credits scene would feel out of place based on the tone of the picture."
So, was Collider's piece of information completely inaccurate? Not exactly. You see, Steve went on to drop this bombshell:
"However, after doing some digging I’ve learned I wasn’t altogether wrong about 'Logan' having something cool for the fans. But instead of it being after the credits, maybe it’s before the movie has started…"
Now, the "surprise" is a rumor at this point, but it is something very plausible, as we learned that Fox had added three minutes to Logan's runtime. The addition of more material after the movie is finished has happened before, most notably with 2012's The Avengers and their famous shawarma scene. But what does that have to do with Deadpool? Well...
That "Surprise" Is Most Likely A Deadpool Appearance
If a scene is indeed added at the beginning of Logan, it's safe to say it has to do with Deadpool. The two murderous mutants together on the big screen has been teased for a long time by both Ryan Reynolds and #HughJackman and it has been desired by fans all over the world. For starters, last year, Jackman was asked about the possibility of such a mashup happening, and he responded with:
"I’ve never thought about it till now, but doing something with Ryan – he’s awesome – that’s always attractive to me. But I think you’ve probably got several other people lined up to play [Wolverine]."
#RyanReynolds - who is as much of a comic book fan as we are - tried to get the internet to rally behind him to get a Deadpool-Wolverine teamup:
“I want Deapdool and Wolverine in a movie together. What we’re gonna have to do is convince Hugh. If anything, I’m going to need to do what I can to get my internet friends back on board to help rally another cause down the line.”
I have to say, I couldn't click faster to offer my support if a petition pops up for that to happen...
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The picture was captioned with:
"Wolvie. Bond. Wade."
As we know now, no matter how it looks, Ryan Reynolds never does anything randomly and this picture initially had a lot of people speculating that Brosnan would be playing Cable. So yes, these two clearly want their iconic characters to be involved with each other somehow and the extra footage in Logan most likely delivers upon that intention.
I believe Hugh Jackman is serious when he says he's done with the role, so such a use of #Deadpool in Logan, however brief it may be, would be the perfect way to handle a reunion between them: Who would pull off an appearance at the beginning of a movie better than Deadpool? Or even Deadpool and Cable? Now, all we can do is cross our fingers... what do you think?