As is my custom and birthright as an old nerd, I finally caught up with 2013’s ‘The Wolverine’ a year late this week.  While the movie didn’t necessarily convert me into a die-hard fan of the character, it at least engaged me in his story and heroic exploits (certainly more than the previous movies featuring the character did).  Indeed, it made for a pretty decent adventure, though there were a few issues with the movie from my perspective as a viewer, the larges of which being that, once again, the creators eschewed Wolverine’s traditional costuming to put Hugh Jackman in an undershirt and leather jacket for most of the film.  Some might say that his costume would look silly on film, but since his most iconic look has more than a little in common with Batman (whose movie appearances are approaching the double-digits), it seems disingenuous to claim that it can’t be done.  A better argument might be a question of which Wolver-suit to go with, which leads us to today’s best-there-is-at-what-it-does query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) actually thinks that the pointy-cowled two-tone brown costume that John Byrne created would look really phenomenal on film, asking: Given the choice, what Wolverine look would you most like to see in the next movie?


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  1. I would never pay to see a Wolverine movie. But if we must have those movies, have him in civvies. It makes the character slightly less corny.

  2. Daniel Langsdale on

    I will point out that a t-shirt and brown leather jacket were frequently Wolverine’s dress during the Claremont era, particularly around the time of Paul Smith and John Romita Jr., if memory serves


  3. Daniel Langsdale on

    Duh, answer the question, Dan….

    The above-mentioned civilian outfit, often accompanied by a cowboy hat which ends up as a gift to Jubilee, is probably my preferred.

    If we’re going for “battle togs,” I think I like the brown & tan eighties uniform that he first got when he took down Timberwolf — I mean Fang — during the fight on the moon in the Dark Phoenix Saga. But only if you can convince Jackman to put on a face-covering mask, which I don’t think is likely to happen.


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