Mark Millar, superhero creative consultant at Fox and award-winning comic-book author, has suggested that he won’t oversaturate the X-Men films with Wolverine.
Millar gave praise to James Mangold’s new standalone Logan-movie, explaining “when I got this job they had started shooting a couple of weeks, but the screenplay to The Wolverine is really, really terrific. I’m really, really delighted with it. Obviously the casting has all been really good, the director is brilliant.”
Having written multiple X-Men and (standalone) Wolverine comic books, Millar has full confidence in the character, “I don’t think it detracts having individual Wolverine adventures from the X-Men . He’s like a lone wolf character, he disappears and does his own thing sometimes and then he comes back and hangs out at the mansion, so it does feel quite natural for him to be in these movies.”
However, Millar did warn against an overabundance of Wolverine in the X-Men universe, “you don’t want to have him out there all the time, because I think if you’ve got him in X-Men and Wolverine movies and they’re all running at the same time, it’s a little bit too much but as long as you’re smart with it then there’s a lot of other characters to explore.”
We are not sure what this means for Wolverine’s appearance in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past although Hugh Jackman himself suggested he would have much more than a cameo this time around, following the confirmed return of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to the franchise .
The Wolverine will hit UK screens on 26 July 2013 while X-Men: Days Of Future Past will arrive on 18 July 2014.