Watch: Logan, X-23 and More, X-plained

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Apr 28, 2017, 10:53 AM EDT (Updated)

You don't have to know a ton about the comics to walk into Logan and enjoy its character-focused story, but if you care to dig in, there's a whole lot of canon that ties into it. So, here's a primer.

We teamed up with Jay and Miles from the Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men podcast (it's a weekly breakdown of the superhero soap opera's history, starting with their debut in 1963) to break down everything you need to know about the comic inspirations for Logan, from Old Man Logan to X-23 to a whole lot of other stuff. It's a really fun deep dive, and well worth it for the added context it'll certainly bring to the film on the big screen. Also there is an extremely important discussion of why Charles Xavier would be the worst road trip companion, and why Donald Pierce's fuschia cape was a real missed opportunity. 

Logan opens on Friday. Check out the feature below, and be sure to follow Jay & Miles for more X-Men-related geekiness.

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