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)"
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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.