Around the time that Logan made it to theaters, it was revealed that at one point, director James Mangold had considered getting Live Schreiber to reprise his role as Sabretooth from X-Men Origins: Wolverine for a brief cameo.
While this scene was ultimately scrapped, a reference to Sabretooth did make it into the film’s script, and was filmed, before it was ultimately cut from the final movie.
Now, in anticipation of the film’s release on Blu-Ray, the scene in question has been leaked on the internet. Twentieth Century Fox has been quick to take down any video that’s posted online although that won’t stop the truly dedicated fan from tracking it down.
The scene in question shows a sleepy Logan talking grumpily with one of the children that he and Laura meet up with at the end of the film. The child, clutching a Sabretooth action figure, asks, considering Logan had previously told them all that not all of the stories about his exploits with the X-Men are true, whether Sabretooth ever actually existed.
Logan responds by explaining that yes, Sabretooth was real, and that he and Logan were experimented on, and were convinced to do bad things.
It’s an interesting scene, but it’s probably for the best that it didn’t make the final cut of the movie. Coming at the end of the film, the scene would have served little purpose other than providing exposition for those who enjoy trying to piece together the convoluted timeline of the X-Men movies, and as such, while it’s a nice piece for the Blu-Ray, it’s better off nixed from the final film.
There are also a bunch of other deleted scenes, including a confused Charles mentioning that Logan killed Jean Grey, which will no doubt give timeline fanatics more to worry about, as the timeline in which Jean is killed by Logan leads to the Sentinel future seen in Days of Future Past.
Maybe it’s better to just assume that Logan exists in its own little bubble, rather than try to connect it to a nonexistent wider movie canon.
Otherwise, this stuff will only end up giving fans a headache.