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Old 04-25-2012, 07:49 AM   #54
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Default Re: In Place of Hugh Jackman?

Originally Posted by OsGom View Post
Oh you mean when he killed the guard in the kitchen and then asked Iceman if he was okay? Yeah totally berserk there! I'm surprised he didn't offer to fix him a glass of milk! You think that is an adequete interpretation of the feral nature he works so hard to suppress? Bum, you and I have very different definitions of feral, bestial and berserk.

Wolverine came close to stabbing little Katie Powers in a feral rage when he was wounded and pursued by Lady Deathstrike. He was barely able to restrain himself from shredding Karma who freed him from a Mojo induced frenzy. If Heather Hudson hadn't soothed him, Wolverine would have gutted Mac Hudson. Logan wasted an entire Canadian town in a berserker fury. Numerous villains have tapped into that bestial rage and turned him on teammates, friends and innocents. Do you want more examples of teammates and loved ones in mortal peril because Wolverine loses control of the beast? Typically he is able to snap out of it or is soothed or subdued in some way, but it's usually pretty close.

The Wolverine currently portrayed by Jackman is far cry from the Wolverine from the books. I have a lot of respect for what Singer and Jackman have done. All I'm saying is I would like to see the character in the hands of a creative team that isn't afraid let Logan struggle more with this inner demon. I just don't think Fox recognizes the importance of this element.
What it sounds like, is you have cherrypicked some exceptional incidents from the wide variety of Wolverine comics, as opposed to looking at the usual kind of characterisation that the character follows, when he is in usual situations, like the stories followed in the OT of X-Men films.

He does not walk around the X-Men mansion like an insane bloodthirsty killer like that does he?
When he goes on missions like the ones in the 3 X-Men films, he doesn't have to worry about feeling like he wants to impale one of the other members right?

I was only talking about the 3 original X-Men films, not origins, which of course ommitted the bestial side that came out after the adamantium bonding process(which was also an exceptional case of him going nuts, that you also cited).

edit: Which is to say, he was not out of character in those first three films.

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