8 Movie Fan Theories That Were Confirmed By The Creators

There's more to Dumbledore than meets the eye...

Dumbledore Grim Reaper Theory
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All film is subjective, and as a result, it's normal for people to have radically different views and opinions on certain movies, their plots, and their characters.

This subjectivity can take many forms: there's probably someone out there who thinks The Emoji Movie was the best animated flick of last year, while another person might think Terminator 2 is a cinematic travesty. But one of the most fun ways for fans to express themselves is with fan theories.

Sometimes, these can become as popular as the movies themselves. Jar Jar Binks being a Sith Lord, every Pixar movie existing in the same universe, and Silva being M's son in Skyfall have all permeated pop-culture for years, but it's rare for the creators to discuss these theories, much less confirm that they're actually true.

But occasionally, this does happen. Several popular movies have had some of their most interesting fan theories confirmed by the writers, directors and actors involved, and though a lot of these won't drastically alter how you view the stories, the extra flavour they add can make repeat viewings even more rewarding.

8. Logan's Death Was Foreshadowed In The Wolverine

Dumbledore Grim Reaper Theory
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Despite a lacklustre final act, 2013's The Wolverine was a massive improvement over the dreadful X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and it got fans excited for even more solo Wolverine movies further down the line.

But nobody was prepared for just how fantastic Logan turned out to be. Gloriously violent, tightly scripted and emotionally satisfying, the movie also packed a heartbreaking death scene that provided a bittersweet farewell to a character we'd been following for 17 years.

And many fans - after noticing a connection between this scene, and a quick line midway through The Wolverine - speculated that this death had been smartly hinted at right under our noses.

In The Wolverine, Logan chats with Yukio, a mutant who can foresee people's deaths. Here, she tells him that she's seen him die, and goes on to describe his death to him: "I see you on your back, there's blood everywhere. You're holding your own heart in your hand."

And this is exactly how Logan meets his end; on his back, with a big, bloody hole in his stomach, clasping his "heart" - in this case, his daughter's hand. After interacting with a fan on Twitter, director James Mangold confirmed that he was indeed seeding this death by adding that line into The Wolverine.

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