Warning: SPOILERS for Logan are ahead!

As the 10th movie in the X-Men franchise, it's surprising just how self-contained Logan feels. Don't get me wrong, the movie will be most appreciated by longtime fans of this series of superhero movies who have watched Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and Patrick Stewart's Charles Xavier for years. That said, because of the tone difference and limited references to past X-Men movies, it was more of a self-contained story that could be appreciated by anyone looking to watch an R-rated, violent, emotional tale. Fortunately, X-Men fans weren't left without any callbacks to the past.

Now that it's been almost a week since Logan's been in theaters, we've collected the main references to previous X-Men movies made in the third Wolverine spinoff, reminding us that even though Logan works excellently as a standalone story, it's still another chapter in the long-running mutant saga. Let's start with something that's been with Wolverine for many of his cinematic appearances.

Wolverine's dog tags

The Dog Tags

Longtime X-Men fans know that one of Logan's few possessions are the dog tags he received when he joined Weapon X. Those remain one of his personal treasures, because when he lost his memory, it was thanks to them that he figured out he went by Logan and Wolverine. The dog tags briefly appear in Logan, which is odd considering that he left them behind in X2: X-Men United as a show of defiance towards William Stryker, the head of Weapon X, just like he did with his first pair in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I guess Logan obtained a new pair at some point for nostalgia's sake.

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