The Director of Kingsman Is Interested In Rebooting Wolverine

Matthew Vaughn, the filmmaker of the Kingsman films, has expressed interest in returning to the X-Men franchise to remake Wolverine. Vaughn, who is no stranger to recasting younger versions of legendary X-Men characters, directed X-Men: First Class in 2011, which revived interest in the franchise after 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand left many dedicated fans disappointed.

Many hailed Vaughn’s X-Men picture, which starred James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence as younger versions of Professor Charles Xavier, Magneto, and Mystique, as a fresh new chapter in the popular Marvel series.

Wolverine Reboot

While Vaughn had the opportunity to reimagine some of the most iconic X-Men characters throughout his tenure, Wolverine, the adamantium claw-wielding berserker, was one character with whom he did not have much time to work. Hugh Jackman has been Wolverine since the 2000 film, but despite returning in a much larger role for 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jackman’s Wolverine only had a brief cameo appearance in Vaughn’s picture. Wolverine, undoubtedly the most famous character in the entire franchise, was also the only X-Men member to receive not one, but three solo spinoff films.

Vaughan was asked which X-Men character he would choose for a team if given the opportunity to oversee a reboot during a recent promotional event for his upcoming Kingsman prequel The King’s Man, according to Comicbook.com. Vaughan named Wolverine as the character he’d most like to remake without hesitation.

Take a look at how he’s to say below:

There’s only one that I didn’t get to play with properly and I would have loved to… Hugh Jackman was so good and did such a good job doing it. But to cast the young (Wolverine), the reboot, that would be fun, I think, and it could go into such a different direction where Hugh took it as well. I think Hugh knocked it out of the park but I think out of (all of the X-Men) that’s the character that weirdly, I don’t know why I get drawn to. Yeah, Wolverine.

With the X-rights Men’s shifting to Marvel Studios following the Fox/Disney merger in 2019, Marvel fans have been waiting for any news on when the mutant superteam will make their MCU debut.

While many fans will always connect Jackman with the character that launched his career, others want to see a more comic-accurate version of Weapon X on the big screen. Over the years, Jackman’s height, which is well over 6 feet tall, has been a subject of contention for comic fans for the character who is as well known for his short stature as his prickly nature.

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