Hugh Jackman Got A Wolverine Costume, Check It Out
It's bound to go down as one of the biggest disappointments of Hugh Jackman's overall-successful Wolverine career... not QUITE as disappointing as X-Men: Origins -- Wolverine, but close. No, I'm referring to the fact that Jackman, despite playing Wolverine in nearly 10 feature films, never once put on the hero's iconic costume. I seriously thought there was a moment in Logan when it was going to happen. It didn't. But Jackman's now sharing this funny photo on his socials. Look for him trick or treating in a neighborhood near you:
Except, as Hugh Jackman points out, one of the reasons that he doesn't wear the Wolverine costume is because he's #TooTall, and this one is made for kids. Still -- and maybe I'm exaggerating for my own selfish reasons -- I remain devastated that we made it to the end of Jackman's lengthy run as the iconic X-Man without him ever putting on the yellow-and-blue spandex, or even the orange-and-brown. When Jackman first appeared as Wolverine in Bryan Singer's first X-Men films, the whole team sported a jet-black and generic version of what should have been far more colorful Marvel superhero costumes.
And then there was the tease that James Mangold put in the end credits of his own The Wolverine, only to delete the scene later on. This scene showed Logan (Hugh Jackman) and Yukio (Rila Fukushima) on a plane, heading off on another mission. Logan opens a case, and finds the following:
However, when asked on the Logan press tour why he never put Hugh Jackman in the classic costume, James Mangold stated:
Now that Hugh Jackman has retired his role as the Wolverine, we'll have to wait and see if any other actor steps in to fill his shoes. One way to distance themselves from Jackman's memorable performance would be to INSTANTLY start wearing the costume. If it's going to happen, it will be in one of these Upcoming X-Men Movies, so stay tuned.
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