Ever since Bryan Singer’s first X-Men movie, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has been the center of the franchise, spawning multiple solo films, and even a return in the upcoming Deadpool 3. With fans debating on whether someone else should take over the character, there’s been a little rumor going around that Marvel Studios doesn’t actually want to kick off their rebooted X-Men with Logan at all.
According to @CanWeGetToast, the MCU’s X-Men will start with a lineup that doesn’t include Wolverine. Here’s the post:
The current idea to reboot the #XMen in the MCU does NOT feature Wolverine on the team…👀
There’s a reason why Marvel is starting to push the X-Men so hard across all mediums, and will continue to push them until they’re on the big screen. pic.twitter.com/SvQ8q5YoZL
— CanWeGetSomeToast (@CanWeGetToast) September 30, 2023
Though Jackman is pretty much beloved in the Wolverine role, a lot of fans (specifically comic fans) have felt that the films have a tendency to focus on him too much and make everyone else a supporting character. By not having Logan appear in the first film, there would be a lot of room to develop other X-Men including originals like Cyclops and Jean Grey.
If anything, movies like X-Men: First Class have proven that an X-film can work without having heavy involvement from Logan. As long as we have a solid core group of X-Men with the strong themes of discrimination at the core, I’m sure Marvel Studios will find a way to reboot the franchise for the current generation of audience members.
I’m just here curious on whether they can still make Magneto a holocaust survivor, because he would have to be really old by the time the film comes out.
No release date has been set for the new X-Men, but rumors suggest it could come out after Avengers: Secret Wars which releases in 2026.