In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Logan director James Mangold discussed why he didn’t have Hugh Jackman wear the iconic yellow costume in the upcoming movie.
In the seventeen years that Jackman has portrayed Wolverine, we have never seen the costume, except in a cool deleted scene from The Wolverine. With Logan set to drop in the next two weeks, Mangold explained why having the costume doesn’t make sense for Wolverine as a character.
“What I mean by that is, who puts a special branded outfit on when they do good deeds? And why? The only reason you do it is so you can have some sort of trademarked claim and get credit for what you did. Nothing seems less Wolverine-like than the desire to put on a trademarked outfit, particularly canary yellow, and kind of prance about doing good deeds and have people go, ‘Oh my God! It’s The Wolverine!’ At least the Wolverine, as I see him, that’s a real struggle for me and always has been. I somehow feel that if somehow we ever put Hugh [Jackman] into one of those outfits, people would not be happy. Essentially, it’s something that lives on the page and I’m not sure could live anywhere else.”
While it would be cool to see Hugh Jackman in the costume at least once, this makes a lot of sense for the character and the tone of Logan. Seeing Wolverine run around the desert in a bright yellow costume would be a little bit strange.
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