Logan now officially hits this year, marking the first superhero film of 2017 when it drops in March. The film is Hugh Jackman's "#OneLastTime" as Wolverine, the quick-healing and quicker-tempered clawed X-Men character he's now been playing for seventeen years. With this being his last time rocking the chops and the claws, and only teases of it before, could we finally see Jackman in a classic gold and blue or even brown and tan costume, full Wolverine style in this film?
Tonally, it sure doesn't seem likely. Logan takes place in the future, in a world where mutants, and it seems colorful superheroes of any stripe, are long gone. Logan's one of the last survivors, alongside an aged Charles Xavier and the clone of himself he picks up along the way. The gritty, R-rated scenario for the film doesn't seem like it would offer up a chance for him to put on spandex and a mask; if the villains of this world know who he is, that he's one of the last mutants alive, and are coming after Logan the man, not Wolverine the hero, then what's the point?
However, a Wolverine costume was made, based very closely off the classic comic look, for The Wolverine, the last movie. That movie? Starred Hugh Jackman and directed by James Mangold, just like this one. Jackman knows fans desperately want to see him in the costume, just once. And come on, it's already been made!
The most likely chance for us to see this would be in a flashback, then. If we are to find out precisely when blood was taken for the clone project, for instance, or see how some of the other X-Men died in a cameo, we could perhaps see Wolverine in full costume for that moment. We can say definitively it's not in the first forty minutes that has been screened for press already, but that would be something you'd want to hold for the film anyway. The nature of the film's plot, having so much backstory to it, certainly offers up more opportunities for such a scene. If this is truly Jackman's One Last Time, then how about one last nod to fans?
Logan hits theaters March 3, 2017.
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