Who here remembers Sabretooth? But did you know that he didn’t start off as a mutant in the Marvel comic books? Instead, he was a regular serial killers with no real special abilities. In fact, he didn’t even make his first appearance as part of the X-Men world. He was introduced in the Iron Fist comic in 1979.
Logan, also known at the Wolverine, has been a long time enemy of Sabretooth since he was written with superhuman powers. But now that Logan is no longer around since the release of the most popular film of the same name, how would Sabretooth’s story continue?
There is a deleted scene featuring Sabretooth that might have shed some light on that particular idea. If they had kept it in, instead of everyone worrying about a reboot of the Wolverine character, fans would have been happily distracted by the idea of X-23 possibly carrying on the fight against the villain. They really should have thought about the impact this scene might have had a little more.
The deleted scene shows a young mutant who asks if Sabretooth is real. This goes hand in hand with Logan telling X-23 earlier in the film that the X-Men comics were fake.
Hugh Jackman did ask fans at one point what they wanted to see, and one of the most requested ideas to be broached was a battle between Wolverine and Sabretooth.
Liev Schreiber, who portrayed Sabretooth in X-Men: Origins Wolverine, had a cameo in Logan that was later cut. It would have revealed Logan, Professor Xavier, and X-23 on the run where they end up in the gambling town look for Sabretooth in the hopes he would be willing to help.
While speaking with Variety, Schreiber said:
“There was an invitation early on from Hugh [Jackman] and [James Mangold] and I would have loved to work on it,”
“It was very difficult given [TV series] Ray Donovan’s schedule, and I think they went a different direction as well with story.”
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