Logan star Hugh Jackman may no longer be Wolverine, but that’s not stopping artists from designing artwork with his version of the iconic X-Men character.
In the 17 years he portrayed Wolverine for 20th Century Fox’s live-action X-Men movies, Hugh Jackman never actually got to wear the character’s classic yellow and blue costume from the comics. Arguments against using this suit were due to the fact that it would seem too goofy on screen, especially since Fox’s X-Men movies had a very distinct tone to be taken more seriously.
Regardless of the grounded approach to his look, critics and audiences welcomed Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, with the actor spending nearly two decades in the role. Even with that in mind, some fans are still wondering how the comic book version of his suit would’ve looked like on the silver screen, and digital artist George Evangelista shared this remarkable concept design of Hugh Jackman wearing the suit on Instagram. You can check out the artwork featuring Hugh Jackman below.
This concept of the classic suit gives Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine a more muted color scheme that would have worked well with what Fox’s X-Men franchise established with both the original 2000 cast era as well as the 2011 X-Men: First Class era that ended with the studio’s final X-Men movie Dark Phoenix.
Hugh Jackman bid farewell to Wolverine in James Mangold’s Logan, but the future of the character is now in the hands of Marvel Studios and sometime in the future he will be implemented into the canon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that in mind, it is nearly a guarantee that Hugh Jackman and the overwhelming majority of the X-Men cast (with the likely exception of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool) will be replaced for the MCU.
But even with Hugh Jackman no longer playing Wolverine, this piece of artwork can give artists at Marvel Studios some inspiration into bringing the iconic suit to life on the big screen for the first time. And given the MCU’s track record, it will likely opt for a suit that is comic book-accurate and will perhaps have a brighter color scheme to further distinguish their take on the Mutants from the previous iteration.
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Check Out Every Image From Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Movie Here
Warner Bros.' upcoming standalone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix is just over six weeks away from hitting theaters so we've rounded up all of the film's official images showing off the next Clown Prince of Crime.
Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix is set to be an origin story. The gritty and grounded crime film directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) is set in 1980s Gotham City follows Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failed 1980s comedian that becomes The Joker after he bombs with audiences. The film will serve as DC's first outing beyond its the current cinematic universe since it was launched by Zack Snyder in 2013 with Man of Steel in order to create new and unique storylines as the studio expands DC canon.
So far, Warner Bros. has released official images from the film featuring Joaquin Phoenix along with Robert De Niro who plays talk show host Murray Franklin, as well as Zazie Beetz' Sophie Dumond, who appears to be a love interest of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker in the film. You can check out all of the officially released stills from Joker in the gallery below!
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, and the future of the DC slate as we learn it.