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Wolverine hasn’t appeared in the MCU yet; however, Marvel Studios’ two most successful directors want dibs on the savage mutant. Avengers: Endgame filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo expressed their interest in directing a Wolverine movie for Marvel Studios during a recent interview.
The Russo Brothers have been promoting their new film Cherry starring Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland. While talking to the Lights Camera Barstool podcast, Joe Russo revealed that:
(Wolverine) has always been such a special character…It’s like Batman; you have to really think of a way to, you have to find the right actor to come in and give a really different take to that character.
Hugh Jackman’s Oscar-worthy final bow (supposedly) as Wolverine in 2017’s Logan is certainly a challenging act to follow; Jackman left an indelible mark on Wolverine as deep as Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America.
Because of Jackman’s looming shadow, Joe Russo explained that, “I think the best thing is to take a break, without question. You need a [palate cleanser], you need to rinse the towel a little bit, let everyone enjoy what was, and then come up with something new. But I’d love to take a crack at Wolverine at some point.”
In a recent report, I wrote that Wolverine’s stomping ground Madripoor appeared in the second trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier; in other words, Wolverine is on his way.
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The grit and darkness that fueled the Russo Brothers’ Marvel Studios work beginning with 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier has the perfect DNA to reboot Wolverine in the MCU.
It’s doubtful that Marvel Studios would release their Wolverine with an R rating.
This won’t be like Fox’s Logan. Kevin Feige will connect him with an overall PG-13 story arc; however, that rating didn’t pull punches away from The Winter Soldier or the Russo Brothers Avengers epics.
I’ve been told that Wolverine will kill enemies if he has to in the MCU. The Russo Brothers would be able to display such brutality while avoiding an R.