'The Wolverine' Cut Scene Would Have Introduced Iconic Yellow Suit
Audiences won't have a chance to take The Wolverine home until December 3rd when it hits Blu-Ray and DVD, but someone in Russia got ahold of the four-disc unrated Blu-Ray edition, and one particular alternate ending has something that fans will love. When X-Men first hit the big screen, there was some dissension amongst fans about the costume choices for the mutant superhero team since the black leather outfits were a bit bland and gave off an S&M vibe. Since then, the films haven't gone with any of the suit designs from the original comic books, and the one character fans seem most eager to see in their iconic comic book suit is Wolverine. And that's why fans are going to love this alternate ending that has leaked online. More below!
We won't post the leaked video (you can watch it here if you feel the need, via ScreenRant), but the ending is pretty much the same as what we saw in the final cut, but this time, while in the private jet waiting for take-off, Yukio (Rila Fukushima) has a special package for Logan (Hugh Jackman) containing this:
Yes, the yellow spandex Wolvie suit that has only been joked about in the first X-Men movie, was given to Wolverine. However, since the footage ended up on the cutting room floor, what does that mean? More than likely, the writers weren't sure how it would affect the story moving forward. Would audiences be confused if Wolverine wasn't wearing the suit in X-Men: Days of Future Past? If the teaser trailer is any indicator, we likely won't see him in this suit, and that might have created some continuity issues.
Is there a chance we'll see this suit in the sequel to The Wolverine, which recently confirmed James Mangold to return to direct? It likely depends on how the time travel to the past in X-Men: Days of Future Past affects the present/future. At the end of the day, there would need to be some practical explanation as to why he would wear a suit like that. Maybe it represents something about his warrior's spirit in Japanese culture? Otherwise it would be nothing more than pandering to the fans. Still, it's cool to see the suit realized, even if it didn't make the big screen. Do you want to see Wolverine don the yellow suit?