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Why Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Never Wore His Iconic Mask

Over the course of years, Jackman reprised the Wolverine role in a total of 9 films – 3 from the original X-Men continuity; 3 from the soft reboot/prequel timeline; and 3 from the superhero’s own standalone films, ending his stint with the critically-acclaimed Logan.

Despite the number of outings he’s had as the fan-favorite X-Men, he never donned the character’s yellow and black headpiece from the comic books which some think is a missed opportunity, but Mangold has a convincing reason why.

The Reason

While partaking at Logan‘s recent watch party where he provided live commentary for his film, Mangold was asked while Jackman never got to wear the iconic headpiece.

The filmmaker explained that given Jackman’s version of the hero, it seemed out of character for him to don something that’s self-promoting like that. In fact, they never even considered it even for the actor’s last hurrah, although he’s optimistic that the next iteration will eventually sport it.

It Just Didn’t Fit With Jackman’s Wolverine

Aside from the headpiece, Jackman also never fully suited up like his comic book counterpart – something that he admitted to regretting. He did say though, that it wasn’t the lack of trying that prevented him from wearing the yellow and blue spandex.

They even attempted to make it happen in The Wolverine. Unfortunately, they just couldn’t figure how to do it properly without looking silly or out-of-character – just like what Mangold said.

All that being said, just because Jackman never wore Wolverine’s classic suit on the big screen, that doesn’t mean that it diminishes the quality of his portrayal of the role. In fact, he’s so good in it, fans didn’t really make a big fuss about him not sporting the character’s print costume.

Even years after he retired, the public continues to associate him with the role. So yeah guys, what do you all think about this revelation?

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