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Logan Director Explains Why Wolverine Doesn’t Wear Iconic Yellow Suit on the Big Screen

We here at The Mary Sue are really excited for Logan, which marks Hugh Jackman’s final outing as the ferocious, clawed character. I even had the chance to see it early and you can catch my review here. Having said that, I can tell you that the film is violently beautiful and more realistic than I expected. It’s why he’s dressed in jeans and a jacket rather than the blue and yellow spandex we’re used to seeing him donning in the comics.

Director James Mangold explained why you don’t see him wearing the suit in the film, pointing that it doesn’t really fit him as a character. “I always feel a certain contingent of fans who are yearning for it. But the biggest block I’ve had—I’m willing to take the heat for it—is that, I can never get past, being a writer for these movies as well, that Logan is the least narcissistic of all the superheroes, any kind I can think of—Marvel, DC or anywhere else,” he told Screen Rant, according to Comic Book Movie.

“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.”

Could you imagine Wolverine in latex at this point? Me either. Catch Logan in theaters on March 3.

(via Comic Book Movie, image via screencap)

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