According to ComicBook Resources.com Logan Script Originally Included Flashbacks To The Westchester Incident
$88.3 Million Dollar Domestic and a whopping $240 Million Globally Logan has had a good run so far.
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According to ComicBook Resources Logan Script Originally Included Flashbacks To The Westchester Incident
Along the way, we eventually find out that Charles was involved in a horrific incident in Westchester County — where his X-Mansion/School for Gifted Youngsters is located. It’s alluded to that Charles suffered a seizure and accidentally unleashed a powerful psychic blast that left 600 people severely injured (with some of those probably being his young students) and accidentally killed seven of the remaining X-Men (except for Wolverine).
Since we are never shown the incident, we are left to imagine how that tragic event played out. However, early drafts of the script actually included flashback sequences of the incident. So why were they left out?
“It actually hits home a lot harder than the versions that really painted out specifically the flashback,” co-screenwriter Michael Green told The Hollywood Reporter. “Of course there are versions we wrote that were never filmed with the actual flashback of what happened, but I’ve found the experience of watching it is far more poignant to just know that it was something really regrettable and it was bad and most likely, friends were lost. Or maybe it was people we didn’t know.”
By the way, The Westchester Incident is inspired by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s Old Man Logan storyline. In that, Mysterio tricked Wolverine into killing his X-Men teammates — who he thought were a gang of supervillains invading the X-Mansion.
In 2029 the mutant population has shrunk significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away.