Part III of my vision of Marvel Superheroes, with this being Wolverine, rebooting after Hugh Jackman’s announcement of playing Wolverine one last time in the upcoming Wolverine sequel in 2017!
Logan James Hewlett, a man born in an alternate 1800’s where he witnesses his family killed at the hands of mysterious warriors during an ongoing dispute between the Americans and Japanese escapes from the brutal scene only to be taken captive by the samurai after they take note of his very unusual abilities – releasing claws from his knuckles, regenerative healing, and superhuman strength.
For a couple of decades, Logan is forced to work alongside with the samurai and other battalions in order to survive, but finds himself immortal through every battle and begins to get detached from his need for revenge. His days of collaborating with the warriors comes to a spontaneous end when Colonel William Stryker, a US Government soldier takes interest in the man’s abilities, ambitious to create a killing machine against society’s evil.
He meets Logan face-to-face after a mysterious and bloodthirsty mutant leaves him for dead and offers him a chance to end his immortality by completing a mission in which he is to hunt down Sabretooth, one of Stryker’s biggest breakthroughs but escaped after an experiment gone arwy in which the man lost his insanity and became a highly dangerous animal.
Logan relents at first, but is later enhanced with Adamantium claws and structure, highly superhuman senses and abilities at the cost of his deteriorating health from an unusual chemical that is affecting his heart. He escapes the lab when he learns of Stryker’s intentions to control his mind and kill anyone who stands in his way. With the stakes raised high, Logan will have to stop Sabretooth from killing off anybody in the outside world and discover his true strengths along the course of blood and fury, while evading Stryker and his motivations to capture both mutants and create a legion of catastrophic supersoldier monsters.
MPAA: Rated R for strong brutal violence and gore throughout, some disturbing images, partial nudity, and language.
Influences: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, and The Last Samurai.
The movie would begin with Logan/Wolverine in his early childhood to late 20’s, explaining a bit about his character and the history he has fighting with the samurai. The second half would revolve around Stryker recruiting Wolverine (now in his late 30’s to early 40’s) and assigning him to hunt down Sabretooth, to discover shocking twists and turns along the way.
People complain WAY too much about the height of Wolverine. Although he is originally 5’ 3” in the comics and 6 feet tall in the movies, I would start him off as a short man who later transitions into a taller man in the end of the movie. I don’t mind Wolverine as a tall superhero, but I don’t mind him being short if there are a few exceptions.
Taking some elements from X-Men Origins where Logan witnesses his family killed and lives through several wars, he would be the sole survivor of the murders and witness several wars with the samurai and other opponents (some elements borrowed from The Last Samurai) instead of both Sabretooth and Wolverine.
Wolverine will lose his memories through the chemicals injected in his heart, which poses as a mind control element but is actually a mind-altering enzyme. Therefore, Wolverine’s weak spot would be the heart until his Adamantium structure is fully developed.
Sabretooth would be the antagonist of the film and a much deadlier villain in which he kills without remorse and does not have an ounce of humanity inside of him.
I would later reveal that Sabretooth is responsible for the killings of Logan’s family in the past due to a bitter feud involving Logan’s father who mysteriously carried the same abilities and Sabretooth was Logan’s half-brother who was more ruthless and stone-hearted than Logan at a young age.
William Stryker will be the anti-hero of the film, leaving some room for development in a Wolverine spin-off.
The traditional yellow-and-blue costume won’t be used for the film.
Unlike the X-Men movies where Wolverine didn’t unleash his bezerker rage, there will be enough screen time for him to present his signature movements.
There will be a cameo involving one or two of the X-Men.
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