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.
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.