Thousands of critics, journalists, and lucky fans have already seen early screenings of James Mangold’s Logan, but every one of them missed out on a newly announced post-credits scene. Many have speculated that the quick cameo could involve Deadpool, despite Ryan Reynolds and the studios denying it. If Deadpool does make an appearance, it’s not going to be a good thing. Here’s why.
Rumors of a Deadpool cameo surrounded Logan last December until actor Ryan Reynolds squashed it with a tweet. “Sadly, not true,” Reynolds wrote on Twitter. “Prisoner 24601 is on a solo mission.” The next day, Reynolds explained more in-depth why he thought Deadpool didn’t belong in James Mangold’s movie, attributing its severely serious tone as an ill-fit for Wade Wilson, a sarcastic shit-talker who breaks the fourth wall. “Logan is its own unique & perfect thing. The Big Red Shit-Talker wouldn’t mix with the tone,” wrote Reynolds.
Even if the credits tag does have Deadpool hanging out for shits and giggles, Reynolds has a serious point. Logan is a very different “superhero” movie, one far removed from the bombastic spectacles of previous X-Men movies. Tim Miller’s Deadpool, which is only loosely connected to the X-Men continuity, is especially outlandish and humorous, so a cameo with Marvel’s Merc with the Mouth would diminish everything that makes Logan truly special. Not everything has to be interconnected, friends.
That said, Logan had an ample amount of lip-service paid to “new mutants,” so a nudge towards Josh Boone’s New Mutants wouldn’t be as damaging.
Logan will be released March 3.