Unused ‘The Wolverine’ Costume Reveals Iconic 1975 Armor

Digital modeler Adam Ross reveals that he worked on the black and yellow armor for the movie, which would have brought Logan back to his comic book roots.

This summer's franchise sequel The Wolverine was originally supposed to feature Logan (Hugh Jackman) suiting up in his signature X-Men suit, but if you've seen the movie, you know they keep this Mutant superhero more down to Earth. We now have a look at one of the costumes that was being considered for The Wolverine, which consists of a classic yellow and black helmet and gloves, and would have tied into the costumes worn in X-Men: First Class.

Thanks to MovieWeb reader, Gil Brooks, we've got Legacy Effects digital modeler and sculptor Adam Ross, who has worked on such recent genre fare as Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim, RoboCop and Oblivion offering a look at the suit that would have been worn by Hugh Jackman had they decided to include his costume in the movie. It was made with the use of a 3D printer. Check out the suit, with a comment from Ross about the creation of this awesome looking armor.

"This is the costume that I modeled for The Wolverine. It was unused in the final cut of the film. Everything in the box is digitally modeled and 3d printed. There is no cloth or leather used in these parts, but rather texturing added in ZBrush. (Photo shown with permission)"

By request, this image has been removed.

It's still possible that a similar looking suit may be used in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Part of the movie will take place in the 1970s, and this costume was first introduced in 1975 with the Giant Sized X-Men #1 comic. It wasn't until 1980 that Logan first donned his signature red, brown and yellow costume, which may also make an appearance in the upcoming time travel adventure, as X-Men: Days of Future Past will also touch on the 1980s.

What do you think? Does this authentic comic book look excite you? Or are you more impressed by what a 3D printer can do, and what it will eventually mean for the film and Cosplay industries.

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee. The film is directed by James Mangold.

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  1. Sean

    @lazerdude That's what i'd like the to know as well, meaning why they didn't use it.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. Tomp1210

    @bane5000 I think, looking back, it makes sense - they're making a big point of focussing on uniformity and discrimination, the superhero element with the costumes would have distracted from that.

    1 year agoby @tomp1210Flag

  3. Bane5000

    I still dont get why Fox is still so scared to put the X-Men in their comic book suits or atleast something close to them instead of the same black leather, Its worked for Marvel Studios so far...Thats why they are winning :D

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  4. Sean

    @felipe-11 I don't know if the studio wants to keep it as a surprise for the next X-Men Movie. Is there going to be another Wolverine movie or another X-Men movie ?

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Replicant

    @themoviefanatic Good thing I saved it!

    This might be good news, could it might mean the studio wants to keep it as a surprise for the next X-Men movie? Although if they didn't use it for the stand-alone Wolverine movie I kinda doubt it :(

    1 year agoby @felipe-11Flag

  6. Sean

    @felipe-11 I know, right!

    Here's wher ethey messed up: They didn't use it!

    Unfortunately though, the Image that showed the Wolverine outfit above, was removed by request of the studio :( .

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. LazerDude

    Man I never thought that look could look cool in the movies but man that looks stinking cool! why? why didn't you use it marvel!

    1 year agoby @lazerdudeFlag

  8. Replicant

    That is beyond all awesomeness. Can't believe they didn't use it.

    1 year agoby @felipe-11Flag


    @mr-k - Not true. At Comic Con Jackman said we would see someone in a suit who haven't worn it before so here's hoping (fingers crossed).

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag


    @shuabert - I agree, it defiantly would have looked goofy.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag


    @Dark-White-Knight - I know right. Something like these would have been awesome, 1. http://dnmn89.deviantart.com/art/Samurai-Wolverine-36390410, 2. http://shinobitron.deviantart.com/art/Samurai-Wolverine-152506680, 3. http://coyote117.deviantart.com/art/Samurai-Wolverine-Colored-179736343, 4. http://ares23.deviantart.com/art/Samurai-Wolverine-1624-67695938.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag


    F***! Are you kidding me bub :(. They didn't have to use that god offal costume, but it have been cool to see Wolverine in a cool yellow samurai outfit that resembled his suit.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  13. Tomp1210

    @brady1138 I liked his X-Men Evolution counterpart, the yellows in the original suit were hard to take seriously

    1 year agoby @tomp1210Flag

  14. Dark-White-Knight

    It would have been a cool treat for fans of the comic books, if they just showed the suit in some way.

    1 year agoby @Dark-White-KnightFlag

  15. Josh

    I have a feeling this would look pretty stupid onscreen.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  16. LuxoIII

    Honestly, never liked this suit much.

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  17. Mr.K

    That looks f*cking sweet! They better use it in the next X-Men film.... Oh wait, they won't.

    1 year agoby @mr-kFlag

  18. Freefinger

    *Foaming at the mouth...*

    Why .. did ... they .... not.. even .... do .. this??.... That would've been so AAAAWESOME!

    1 year agoby @FreefingerFlag

  19. James Logan Howlett

    I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn't very nice. *SNIKT*

    1 year agoby @James-Logan-HowlettFlag

  20. Fry_3000

    Shame it wasn't used. Maybe use in new xmen film

    1 year agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  21. Sean

    @Alvin-Samson I couldn't agree more!

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. Alvin Samson

    I like it. It would have been cool to see it in action.

    1 year agoby @Alvin-SamsonFlag

  23. Imuriz DiazTeran L

    Batman,Spiderman they use their masks in movies why the hell, Wolverine can&#180t &#161&#161&#161&#161

    1 year agoby @Imuriz-DiazTeran-LFlag

  24. cvnt$top

    Whoa they need to introduce it in DOFP, if anything. Perfect way to give the character a break.

    1 year agoby @cvntstopFlag

  25. uncle rico


    1 year agoby @unclerico12345Flag

  26. Sean

    It sucks that he didn't have all that on in the movie, because it would have been more true to character and the comics. I would have liked to see him wear all that in the movie, instead of how he looked in the movie. I didn't see the movie though.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  27. Kryptonite_Khriz

    It would be awesome for him to use this in DOFP since it's basically the same colors as the First Class' suits...and since HE is the one that goes back to the past well...I'm just saying it would be awesome and it would fit well.

    1 year agoby @KryptoniteFlag

  28. ridgl

    Its really impossible to tell how well this would have worked without seeing people wearing it.

    1 year agoby @ridglFlag

  29. AgentBlue

    That is awesome he should definitely wear this in DOFP!!!!!!

    1 year agoby @agentblueFlag

  30. OhhmeohhMy

    This a truly classic peace of comic history.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

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