Hugh Jackman always wanted to get Wolverine in his yellow spandex, too

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May 19, 2017

Considering how many times Wolverine has popped up on the big screen the past decade or so, you'd think we’d have gotten his comic costume at some point, right? Well, Hugh Jackman himself is also kind of bummed it never happened.

In an interview with Collider, Jackman looked back at what they accomplished with Logan, and said there were still a few ideas they never got around to doing. Jackman said they tried a few times to get the yellow spandex costume on-screen, but it never worked out. He also wanted to bring Sabretooth back for a few more appearances, but that never came together, either. They apparently wanted to bring back Liev Schrieber’s Sabretooth in Logan as a casino owner, but the idea didn’t make it through the scripting stage. 

Here’s an excerpt from Jackman’s comments:

“There were a couple of things I couldn’t work out how to do. Fans always say, ‘When are we gonna see you in the blue and yellow spandex? We’ve gotta see that shot!’ We tried a little bit in The Wolverine, it didn’t happen—on that plane at the end he opens up a box and there’s the suit, I think that ended up getting cut. So the suit was one thing but we just couldn’t work out how to do it, so if anyone can work that out you go for it. The other idea that I always loved was the idea in the comics that every year on Logan’s birthday, his brother comes and beats the crap out of him. I just thought that was such a cool very fun idea and very in keeping to those characters. His birthday present was just a beating and that’s the only time he sees him (laughs). I kept saying, ‘Jim can we put that in?’ and he goes ‘Eh this is not that movie.’ But anyway.”

Do you think we’ll ever see the yellow costume on the big screen? How long will it be until Fox recasts Logan?

(Via Collider)