Hugh Jackman’s time as Wolverine is officially over, but we pretty much knew that after Logan.
The actor stated:
“It’s interesting because for the whole 17 years I kept thinking that would be so great, like I would love to see, particularly, Iron Man and the Hulk and Wolverine together. And every time I saw an Avengers movie I could just see Wolverine in the middle of all of them like punching them all on the head. But it was like, ‘Oh well, that’s not gonna happen,’ and it was interesting just when I first saw that headline — it was just the possibility of it and who knows what’s gonna happen, obviously — I was like, ‘Hang on!’ But I think, unfortunately, the ship has sailed for me, but for someone else I would like to see Wolverine in there.”
One of the only gripes about Jackman’s performance as the character was that he never wore the iconic suit. Well, George Evangelista made some very accurate concept art for what that would look like, and it’s pretty interesting:
Jackman said he would have been interested in wearing the costume – but it just never worked:
“There were a couple of things I couldn’t work out how to do. Fans always say, ‘When are we gonna see you in the blue-and-yellow spandex? We’ve gotta see that shot!’” he said. “We tried a little bit in The Wolverine, it didn’t happen — on that plane at the end he opens up a box and there’s the suit, I think that ended up getting cut. So the suit was one thing but we just couldn’t work out how to do it, so if anyone can work that out, you go for it.”
As far as this one goes, we’ll just have to file it under what could have been, along with Jackman’s Wolverine in the MCU.
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