The Russo brothers want to bring Wolverine back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a recent interview, the directors of Captain America: Civil War admitted they would like to use the fan favorite in future MCU movies. With Hugh Jackman hanging up the claws after Wolverine 3, it would seem an appropriate time to make it happen.
This would be a rebooted version of the character, much like Spider-Man and Quicksilver, so that he fits into the Marvel world that’s already been built around the Avengers. This could be very interesting. Obviously this will mean a new actor. That alone will be a tough pill to swallow since everyone has gotten used to Jackman being Wolverine for the past 16 years. I’d love to hear your opinions on who can step into those boots. There might also be one or two continuity issues they will have to chose to address or ignore.
In the comics, the Wolverine was a member of Captain America’s howling commandos. Back then the claws were bone, and he only popped them if he planned on killing the witnesses. Will they re-cap (no pun intended) Cap’s history to show that Logan was there all along? Will Rogers recognise Logan from another squad in the SSI? Or will they just leave the timeline alone?
What about the Weapon-X program? Will that be Hydra’s doing? How will this version of Wolverine be introduced? As hydra assassin sent to kill Fury, or Coulson, similar to the way Magneto sent Logan after Xavier in the Ultimate line of comics? Or will he be introduced as a member of Alpha Flight, Canada’s version of the Avengers. Didn’t know Wolverine was Canadian? He is.
If I find any of the answers I’m looking for, I’ll let you know. In the meantime I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments.