Matthew Vaughn’s Idea for a Young Wolverine Movie May Still Happen

It is difficult to imagine a more fitting ending for Hugh Jackman’s run as Wolverine than Logan. Jackman first took on the role in 2000, and his final performance was incredibly moving. Although Jackman may have hung up his claws, Wolverine is one of the X-Men’s most satisfying characters and could be the focus of future films. Amidst promotion for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, director Matthew Vaughn revealed his vision for a young Wolverine film.  

The idea actually came after Vaughn wrapped X-Men: First Class in 2011. Vaughn wanted to follow the 1960s era installment with a Wolverine focused sequel occurring in the 1970s. Eventually he opted to start the Kingsman series (that will hopefully become a trilogy) and Bryan Singer picked up the next X-Men making Days of Future Past.

Vaughn shared his vision with Uproxx:

“I didn’t want to do Days of Future Past next. I felt that one should be in a trilogy and Days of Future Past should be the finale of that story. I would have done a film in-between where you meet the young Wolverine and a new character, and then in Days of Future Past became the young Wolverine and the old Wolverine and just really blow it out….So that’s what I would have done, but the studio didn’t agree with me on that. And, to be frank, as I said, it’s not my sandbox so I couldn’t do anything about it.”

There’s definitely a lot in Wolverine’s past that would be interesting to explore. The X-Men franchise may have ultimately gone another direction, but Logan was a fitting end to Jackman’s run and leaves the field open to start fresh with a younger star. Fox left the door open when talking with Variety saying that the direction was a possibility. Here’s hoping!



Kelle Long

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