After a role in six X-Men movies and two solo #Wolverine movies, Hugh Jackman's time as Wolverine is coming to an end, and Logan will be his last film. #HughJackman will always be remembered as the actor who got the ball rolling with an iconic comic book character. This may be sad to some, but I look at this as a great opportunity for the next actor to play #Logan.
Jackman's Wolverine movies were solo films that didn't revolve around the #XMen team and we have yet to see any of Logan's stories really brought to life on the big screen. We've seen renditions — like this next movie, loosely based on the Old Man Logan stories. However, there are so many other stories in the Wolverine catalog that have yet to be explored and are not for the PG-13 crowd. The good news is they'd be a great way to let Wolverine be who he is on the big screen — an R-rated movie star.
- Series: Wolverine 1–6: "Brotherhood"
Logan's best solo stories are when he's hunting down people who deserve to be taken out. One story that would absolutely raise emotions is Brotherhood. Logan was going after a cult that's been kidnapping women and keeping them locked up and dependent on them. Once they give in or are broken, they were used for sex and all sorts of vile duties. In this story, Logan meets a young girl that escaped from this abusive cult only to be gunned down later by her former captures. Logan being the man that he is made sure that her murderers didn't get away without being punished.
A story like this could really show off a few things. First, how Logan tracks down his targets and how his animal-like senses are used. Two, we'd get to see a more extreme and more off-the-leash Logan. Lastly, when Logan goes on a hunt like this he always comes across people whose lives he's impacted. Former wars, hunts, jobs, and all sorts of other events and time periods leading to a whole cast of cool, interesting, and flat-out weird characters.
Rated-R Scene: Wolverine Avenges Lucy
Lucy called Logan "Mean Man" in her journal and Logan made sure that he lived up to that name. Logan took out every gun-wielding goon in there camp without prejudice. It was bloody, it was brutal, and VERY one-sided. We haven't had a really good Wolverine berserker scene in any of Logan's solo movies (the closet was in X2 in the mansion). This could be the first and possibly the best.
3. 'Enemy Of The State'
- Wolverine 20–25: "Enemy of the State"
- Wolverine 26–31: "Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Wolverine loves to tell people that he's the best there is at what he does and that what he does isn't very nice. So let's show it. Let's show the world why Wolverine is one of the most feared and dangerous characters in comic books. We already know Wolverine is a hero, but in "Enemy of the State" he was brainwashed and was maybe at his most dangerous. While we wouldn't be able to get licensed Marvel characters like the Avengers and Hydra, we could still use Logan as a mind-controlled member of another terrorist organization. Maybe this is the perfect time to introduce Mastermind.
This could be a great way to start off a new actor by showing off the one part of Wolverine we haven't seen on screen yet. The feral, ruthless, brutal fighter that makes even his teammates on the X-Men nervous. It could be a very memorable movie with a ton of action.
Rated-R Scene: The Final Fight
Logan rarely goes up against an opponent where he is completely outclassed, but Gorgon is one of the exceptions. Gorgon is stronger, faster, skilled, and could literally kill people by making eye contact with them. So how did Logan fight a guy he was outmatched against? Nothing fancy. He just went right for the soft parts of Gorgon's body. Logan and Gorgon just took chunks out of each other during the fight. Logan with his claws and Gorgon with his sword. There is no way this fight scene works with a PG-13 rating. There should be blood and guts flying everywhere.
2. 'Get Mystique'
- Wolverine #62–65: "Get Mystique"
The Mystique in the current X-Men movies may be an X-Man and a teacher of sorts, but, in the comic books, she is a ruthless, murdering, manipulative villain who cares about nothing but herself. Cyclops finally gave Wolverine the nod to go after her, but Cyclops didn't want her captured and brought to justice; Cyclops wanted her dead, and Wolverine was happy to oblige.
Logan has had made a ton of enemies in his life, but the story of how Logan and Mystique first met is one that could make for a great movie. Logan and Mystique, who were once lovers, ended up betraying one another, and thus started their hatred for each other. Another one of those stories where we get to see a different side of Logan.
Rated-R Scene: The Entire Story
The entire story of "Get Mystique" was full of violence. Mystique gets stabbed a bunch, Logan gets shot to Hell and back, blown up, and shot up some more. Beyond the violence, there will absolutely be a VERY explicit sex scene between Logan and Mystique that would be very animalistic. Maybe not any nudity, but definitely very erotic.
1. Wolverine's Origin
- Wolverine: The Origin
Let's all acknowledge that most of us were not completely satisfied with the first solo Wolverine movie. So let's act like it never happened (especially "Deadpool"). A lot of people don't know what Logan's origin really is. While Sabretooth and Logan are similar, they are not related by blood. Also, Logan was not always the tough son of a gun he is today. In fact, before his healing factor kicked in, Logan was allergic to everything and spent a good part of his childhood sick and ill. Logan's origin has lifetimes' worth of tragedy, with very few triumphant moments in between. But it's a story that should absolutely be told and told properly. Give people a reason to care about him and also a chance to see what a son of a female dog he can be when given the order or opportunity.
Logan's story is too long to tell in a single movie, but telling the story in two parts or along all of his movies would give audiences a better feel of who Logan is and things like how he forgot about his claws, who he met during the world wars, and how he got the name Logan to begin with.
Rated-R Scene: From James To Logan
The story may start with James (Wolverine's real name) being a sickly young kid, but it ends with James turning into the cigar-smoking, "bub" saying, claw-popping, man of the woods names Logan we see and love today. The transformation isn't subtle and it is full of grown men and women cursing and treating each other like crap — but that's how it was, and the conversations were not things a child should hear.
All and all, Wolverine is an R-rated character and should be treated as such. Logan will be R-rated and will hopefully set the tone for future Wolverine movies after Hugh Jackman retires.
What are some Wolverine stories you'd like to see in an R-rated movie? Let me know in the comments below.