WARNING: It should probably go without saying, but Spoilers for Logan are ahead.
Logan marks a definitive end to Hugh Jackman’s time playing Wolverine but it’s also an end for the character (or at least this iteration of him). The final scene of X-23 hanging her father’s dog tags on his grave and turning his cross so that it marks the grave with an ‘X’ is a poignant moment that will stick with fans for a longtime. In terms of overall quality, there’s no question that Logan leaves the previous two entries in the Wolverine saga — X-Men: Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine — in the dust, but it turns out that the latter film offered a glimpse into Logan’s conclusion that actually makes it a better viewing experience in hindsight.
If you’ll recall, Logan meets up with a mutant named Yukio in The Wolverine, who has the ability to see people’s death. She looks into Logan’s future and tells him that she sees him “covered in blood” and “holding your own heart.” Naturally, everyone assumed that this was a reference to a later scene in which Logan has to rip out a parasite attached to his heart, but a fan on Twitter pointed out that Yukio’s vision referenced a much later event.
— maurice (@_moegonzales3_) March 9, 2017
Seems too good to be true, right? There’s no way the writers were setting up the final scene of Logan this far back. Well, James Mangold, who wrote and directed both The Wolverine and Logan, actually responded to the tweet and gave it his seal of approval.
And the prize goes to Maurice! https://t.co/9GyRffqUlg
— Mangold (@mang0ld) March 9, 2017
And here we were thinking we had spotted all the Easter eggs. Logan truly is a film that keeps on giving!