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Wolverine's looks in "X-Men" movies

Writer: Florey DM


Which is your favourite movie Wolvy look?

"X-Men: Apocalypse" is here and with it comes arguably the most popular of the big screen X-Men characters, Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman once again reprises his iconic role as the ill-tempered mutant in the latest "X-Men" movie. Though how little his involvement was in the movie, at least fans would be mollified knowing that an R-rated third standalone movie for Wolverine is now filming and they will get to see him dominating the silver screen next year.

It's probably safe to say that the looks of the century-old mutant, who also goes by Logan, won't be changing much in the upcoming movies. While his comic book counterpart has had several evolving looks over the years, movie Wolverine has kept his wardrobe choices to the bare minimum.

Wolverine has appeared in a total of seven "X-Men" movies from 2000 until 2014, including a cameo in "X-Men: First Class" and two solo vehicles so far. Let's see what have the adamantium-clawed mutant has worn onscreen over the years.


Take a look at Wolverine's silver screen getup!

Civilian clothes

It's always more convenient to fight crime when you're in comfortable clothes, so it makes sense for Logan to stick to his civilian clothes. This look usually comprises of a leather jacket over a simple (often in a no-hassle white) sleeveless shirt or a dark-coloured button up shirt paired with dark blue jeans. Then there are times he ditches the jacket and just goes for bicep-baring sleeveless shirts, as seen in 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". His civilian looks remain pretty much the same like the original comic book character's, save for the fact that now his highly stylish-cum-functional permanent retractable adamantium 'accessory' exits from between his knuckles rather than the back of his hands.

Shirtless

A more stripped-down version of his aforementioned look, in a way. From bicep-baring to abs-baring; all he needs for this shirtless look is a sturdy pair of dark-coloured trousers, accesorised with a black or brown leather belt, and of course – no tops. Many a fangirl watching 2013's "The Wolverine", and subsequently the following year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past", was definitely pleased with this progression (regression?) of style. This is highly possibly a look that will be maintained for the third and Jackman's final movie as Wolverine.

All-black Uniform

As is the norm when you're part of a superhero team, there are bound to be uniforms to tie everyone's looks in with each other, lest the bad guys can't tell whose side are you on. For most of the "X-Men" movie adaptations, the team wears matching black leather suits (which caused an uproar earlier on when introduced in 2000's "X-Men" for the lack of 'sticking to source materials'). For fans of Jackman's abs, or even biceps, this will be a bit of a let-down because his Wolverine look here leans more towards the conservative, meaning he's fully-clothed, not an inch of skin showing from his neck down to his legs. His long sleeves even end with gloves, so again, no glimpse of skin here, though the designs of the black uniforms did get sleeker and easier on the eye with every instalment.

Suit and tie

Cue Justin Timberlake's song – you know Logan can work those suit and tie. When he is not busy flexing his bared abs in "The Wolverine", the titular mutant classes up his looks with a well-tailored suit, which of course is in a sombre colour, topped with a matching necktie. He could be borrowing the one-tone colour scheme from the stealthy ninja looks, based on the country he was in at the time, but then again all-black is the movie X-Men's go-to colour it seems.

Superhero spandex

Last but not least, here's one look fans thought they would never see movie Wolverine in. Even director James Mangold said that there was no rationale for a non-attention seeking man to don brightly coloured spandex while running around fighting crime. While it's true fans may never see movie Wolvy in the classic yellow and blue getup, there is a slight chance of seeing him in the brown and tan costume (which is one of the more popular ones – aside from the classic yellow II look that debuted in 1992 – as it was featured in the comic books for more than 100 months since being introduced in 1980). If the deleted alternate ending of "The Wolverine" is any indication, the superhero just might finally add a splash of colour to his sombre wardrobe in his final movie.

"X-Men: Apocalypse" is now in cinemas.

Cinema Online, 24 May 2016


Related Movies:
X-Men: Apocalypse (19 May 2016)
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (22 May 2014)
The Wolverine (25 Jul 2013)
X-Men: First Class (02 Jun 2011)
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (29 Apr 2009)

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