There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of us finally getting so see Hugh Jackman wearing the classic Wolverine costume in the upcoming new movie Logan, which will be his final outing as the character. Many people feel that this would be the perfect way for Hugh to say goodbye to the character and to give the fans what they have been craving since the first X-Men movie.
With that said, Logan director James Mangold has made it perfectly clear that he does not think that having Hugh Jackman wearing that classic Wolverine costume is such a good idea. James insists that it simply does not work with his version of the character, claiming that it would just make no sense in the movie.
Mangold explained, ""I always feel a certain contingent of fans who are yearning for it. But the biggest block I’ve had – I’m willing to take the heat for it – is that, I can never get past, being a writer for these movies as well, that Logan is the least narcissistic of all the superheroes, any kind I can think of – Marvel, DC or anywhere else. What I mean by that is, who puts a special branded outfit on when they do good deeds? And why?"
He added, "The only reason you do it is so you can have some sort of trademarked claim and get credit for what you did. Nothing seems less Wolverine-like than the desire to put on a trademarked outfit , particularly canary yellow, and kind of prance about doing good deeds and have people go, 'Oh my God! It’s The Wolverine!' At least the Wolverine, as I see him, that’s a real struggle for me and always has been. I somehow feel that if somehow we ever put Hugh [Jackman] into one of those outfits, people would not be happy. Essentially, it’s something that lives on the page and I’m not sure could live anywhere else."
With that said though, we have seen and heard people involved in comic book movies trying to divert us away from what is really going to happen, so this could be another case of that. Many fans feel that we will get to see Hugh Jackman in that classic Wolverine costume in the Logan post-credits scene, and we have to admit that we are sure that it is going to happen.
Logan is set to hit the big screen on March 1 in the UK and on March 3 in the US.