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You need to watch Logan before Deadpool 2

If you care about Logan spoilers, anyway

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in 2017’s Logan.
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Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Deadpool 2 is clunky but fun, as we shared in our review, and there’s one thing about the movie you might want to know before you head out to a theater.

If you haven’t seen Logan, but you’re interested in seeing it — without knowing how it ends — you might want to see it before you see Deadpool 2. Because Deadpool 2 spoils the ending of Logan.

Our old buddy Wade Wilson launches into one of his trademark inner monologues and pulls out a music box crafted a very spoiler-y shape, both audibly and visually showing the audience the ending of Logan.

Now, we’re not here to call Deadpool 2 out for spoiler crimes. After all, Logan came out over a year ago, and it’s a part of the same franchise. A lot of people interested in Deadpool 2 probably went to see it. But we also figure that there are some people out there who’d appreciate the warning.

After all, it’s not as if Deadpool 2 is a direct sequel to Logan. This isn’t even like reminding yourself to catch up on Thor: Ragnarok before Avengers: Infinity War so you know where Thor’s at these days. There’s really no connection between Logan and Deadpool 2, other than that they both have some X-Men characters in them.

And the exact placement of Deadpool 2 on the double timeline of the X-Men movies isn’t clear, either. Presumably, Logan takes place after Deadpool 2, because Logan is set decades into the future, after a mysterious incident caused the X-Men to disband.

We asked screenwriter Rhett Reese about where the movie stands, and his answer was typically Deadpool-ian.

“We almost think of the Deadpool universe as standing outside of time in our universe looking in on these various other universes, because it’s really difficult to reconcile,” Reese said. “We’re just taking [a] very meta-timeline approach.”

So don’t get surprised! If you still want to go into Logan without knowing how it ends, get off your butt and give it a watch before Deadpool 2.