When will Wolverine make his MCU debut?

When will Wolverine make his MCU debut?

The evolution of the overarching plot of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has led to the formation of a universe (or perhaps a multiverse) with a large cast of important Marvel characters, hence why we are always wondering how they are going to introduce this or that character. That comic book company has such a wide array of characters that there is endless potential going on.

If we take as a reference the recent Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness film (SpoilerAlert), we can see how, for example, America Chavez was introduced and given an important role, who, in the comics, does not have a considerable connection with the stories of Doctor Strange but her ability to travel between universes has earned her a role in this movie and opened up the possibility for a lot of different stories.

On the other hand, although Scarlet Witch or Quicksilver have already had major roles in the MCU, only the appearance of Professor X in Multiverse of Madness (and starring Patrick Stewart) is the important character of the X-Men cast has shown up in this franchise.

Fan Favorite The Wolverine

And among all the X-Men, one of the most beloved by fans of comics and superhero movies alike is undoubtedly Wolverine, so it is natural to wonder when Marvel will present him in their cinematic universe.

Talking about who Wolverine is seems a bit unnecessary, but, in the comics, the character has some differences with respect to what we saw in the Fox movies for 17 years and they are things that may be important to mention since the Wolverine that we might meet in the MCU could be more based on the comics than the version that was played by Hugh Jackman.

For example, the character in the comics is 5.4" tall, that is, he is a short person, and something that contrasts with what we do not find in the movies since Hugh Jackman is 6.2" m tall, so we could have an actor considerably shorter than the Australian but which would be more suited to the classic Wolverine from the source material. Of course, this in case Marvel does not resort to Jackman for that role, which doesn’t seem likely at the moment, unless they try to pull a cameo of sorts.

Regarding personality, as strange as it may seem, Wolverine in the comics evolved little by little from that violent mutant that appeared in  Incredible Hulk #180, getting into the fight between Hulk and Wendigo to the current Wolverine, who is a less aggressive character and with a less snarky and aggressive attitudes towards other people, hence why this aspect is relevant when it comes to adapting him because it can tell us what era of the character they are going to base on.

Wolverine is a character who has a great relationship with Japan and he had to live in the time of World War II, which something that we have not seen in the movies in great detail bar the Wolverine film, but that could serve to introduce him into the MCU.

In the Fox movies, the X-Men are the only group of superheroes in the world, so the relationship that Wolverine has with other groups of superheroes was not going to be seen since all the important Marvel teams in the comics were not available due to legal reasons.

That is why, due to the popularity of Wolverine, we could expect him to be featured in a movie (not so much in some of the series that Marvel has been releasing recently) that has Kang the Conqueror as one of the main villains since it is says that this may be the main enemy of phase 4 of the MCU in addition to having the particularity that he can travel in time, which, added to Wolverine's ability to age slowly, can lead to some kind of encounter between them during the time of World War II, for example, or even in a future time (perhaps closer to the Old Man Logan storyline).

Although Kang the Conqueror is closely related to the Fantastic Four and the Avengers, he is expected to make his MCU debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, although we are considering that in Loki he was called He Who Remains. Knowing Kang's ways to try to gain control of the things he wants, some of his actions can affect one of Wolverine’s loved one and Logan, in his annoyance, would start a hunt for Kang that could take him to the time where the events are happening in the upcoming Ant-Man movie.

Another interesting fact is that in Multiverse of Madness we faced two opposite cases: One, Patrick Stewart retaking the role of Professor X and two, John Krasinski playing Reed Richards for the first time. So the alternatives of who plays Wolverine increases and that in turn opens up the options of whether we're going to have a younger version of the character or a little bit older.

This is the interesting part of what Marvel has created with the MCU: the innumerable options that there are for the development of multiple storylines. And we can’t wait to see what they are going to do with the Wolverine.

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