Having been fed one superhero sequel after another - Jackman has been playing Wolverine for 17 years - audiences are demanding that studios get more creative.
Director James Mangold says the decision to cut the flashback a simple one: "I wanted to make a movie less about information and more about character".
The film, which reunites Jackman with James Mangold, director of 2013's The Wolverine, grossed $85.3 million domestically, along with $152.5 million from worldwide markets.
"Logan" is a rendezvous with the ageing protagonist of the league of X-Men, who is in the twilight of his no gun nonsense, "bare-knuckle" fighting days.
While I don't think "Logan" is the best of Marvel's movies, I think it's pretty high on the list of their movies. That sends him down a road that he never thought possible. It may be tied to the X-Men franchise, but that doesn't mean it needs to be joined at the hip. After seeing more than 500 children from England and Ireland, John believed she was facing an impossible task - but when she expanded her search to younger girls and those living in Spain, her associate Francesca Bradley remembered Keen. Singer gave the nod to the unknown Dougray Scott. Yes, there's more blood than you could shake an adamantium stick at, but, according to Hugh Jackman, it's the heavy subject matter that's the real reason for the R-rating. Sometimes, it's good to leave people wanting more with a teaser of what's to come, like the Thor hammer reveal at the end of Iron Man 2. Back then, it wasn't a sure thing. The first and final frames of any movie leave a lasting impression. "For me that was one of the big additions I brought to the table, this decision to try to make the film about family and to try to insert Laura".
The big question is who's on their list to take Jackman's place?
Probable? I'd say this is 100% and not even a debate. But that's dream casting and I'll leave that for the comment section.