After 17 years of playing Wolverine, Hugh Jackman's tenure as the clawed mutant came to a close this past March with the release of Logan. Jackman accomplished a lot in his time playing the Marvel hero, both in the main X-Men movies and the Wolverine spinoffs. However, in regard to the latter, the actor freely admits that not all the entries on his wish list were realized, specifically noting that it was difficult to incorporate Wolverine's costume from the comics and his birthday feud with Sabretooth into the Wolverine movies. As far as the infamous yellow costume is concerned, Jackman said this:
As Hugh Jackman noted, the closest fans remotely came to seeing Wolverine comic book costume was in 2013's The Wolverine, when Yukio gave him a case containing the suit inside, but he never actually put it on. Since Logan was more grounded than its predecessors, it seems like there was just never a good time for Wolverine to don those duds. Maybe it might have worked out had the third Wolverine movie been a more direct follow-up to The Wolverine, but it didn't work out that way.
As for this Sabretooth feud from the comics where Victor Creed attacks Wolverine on all his birthdays, Hugh Jackman told Collider that he was keen on adapting this particular conflict for the X-Men cinematic universe, but director James Mangold wasn't as enthusiastic about the idea. Jackman continued:
The last time Sabretooth appeared on the big screen was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which took place before the events of X-Men and fleshed out the relationship between Victor Creed and James Howlett (Wolverine's original name). While James Mangold wasn't ever interested in including the birthday feud, Sabretooth was included in early Logan drafts, where he was running a casino in Oklahoma City. While it would have been interesting to see the two brothers reunited after so many years, Logan was juggling enough material already, so we'll just have to imagine how Victor spent the rest of his days after he'd abandoned his desire to kill Jimmy.
Logan is already available on Digital HD, and the Blu-ray will hit shelves starting tomorrow.
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