X-Men’s Wolverine set to end in 2014

Character heads “3 months to live title”

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The writers at Marvel comics have decided to finally kill off one of the most popular characters of the X-Men mutant franchise.

The character, hugely popularised by Australian hunk Hugh Jackman became a stand out figure from branching out of the X-Men series. Issue 8’s “3 months to die” leaves a little tidbit for Logan’s parting screen life.

“Friend. Teacher. X-Man. Avenger. Assassin. Hero. The man called Logan has worn many faces and lived many lives. Tortured by the horrors of his past, Logan has spent the better part of his life on a path to redemption.

But all paths eventually end. And there will be no happy ending for the Wolverine. Left without his healing factor, the invulnerable killing machine has found himself mortal for the first time in his long life. And as past sins come back to haunt him – he’ll have to pay the ultimate price.”

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Our take?

Everything must end at some point in a narrative context. Going out on a high after several powerful movies with and without the X-Men, Wolverine has been a huge success. But this success is now reaching the end of its course and instead of milking it where it becomes resentment, its time to pack up and move on with dignity. Fans will ultimately respect the choice over time despite initial shock. Ultimately this would include a screen adaptation with a final end.

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Can Wonder Woman resurface on screen?

In the growing age of a male dominated Superhero franchise and Societies impact on females as secondary, many have called for a female superhero to re-embody the limelight. There aren’t many female hero’s to note with the obvious being Wonder Woman and there are calls for her to stage a comeback. But in this revolutionary age, filled with actresses who are somewhat fashionable icons rather than gritty heroes, surely we cannot blame numerous Hollywood executives for rehashing the male impactful lycra saviours?

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If Wonder Woman were to resurface who would play her? Would she have stage prominence? Would it empower women as it did in the 60s/70s and 80s?

With the lack of female role models in sport, politics and business clearly there is a place for such a comeback. However, Wonder Woman, in my opinion, should not be reborn just for the sake to sell a movie. The cost would be ruining the character for generations, missing vital ingredients for sequels and silly beauty models trying to bag roles that destroy her lineage. You could hire me to be part oft he team also, should the go ahead occur. 🙂

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She fights for justice, love and sexual equality. Her special weapon, the Lasso of Truth binds her foes with peaceful might. On a mission to be noble, Wonder Woman may just be the greatest female to resurface as a role model. However, the script, action and actress portrayal must be paramount to success. It should not be resurfaced for a fun time if it will end up becoming a flop.

Asked what Superhero I most resemble, the answer is Superman. Helps others, seeks truth and fights injustice. Forget Batman, maybe Wonder Woman should have joined Superman in the Man of Steel sequel as the female mirror image. Am I transformed into Wonder Woman instead? 😮

Most notably nearly all females aside from Wonder Woman have been spin off’s such as SuperGirl, BatGirl etc and others in a series like Storm, Rogue and Jean Grey from X-Men. No stand alone character has joined the screens. The recent uprising of KissAss’s HitGirl is not one to fully embody because she is a villain in a heroes role with such violence and unnecessary evil promoted for the idea of goodwill which upsets the boundary.

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Simply put, the only female hero is Wonder Woman, which also shows just how lacking the era of female power as a hero has come. For at least four decades, there has been none of real interest.

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The majority of leading females have been cast into the role of wronged woman fighting for revenge using such brutal force to achieve retribution. Examples such as Kill Bill, Hit Girl as above, among other comic heroines is apparent. There should not be a female hero just for the sake of producing one. Then the production is to develop a fighting woman and then producers can’t help themselves to then cast them into a bitter battling demon of righteous value, supposedly. That formula does not work.

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Lucy Lawless

  • Xena, primarily, but could be looked on for fallback as her stint in Battlestar Gallactica proved she can add a different layer to a charcter.

Gina Carano

  • Has more of a model look, however, which would disregard what Wonder Woman stands for.

Megan Fox

  • A huge no, no. Has no appeal except in a bikini.

Jessica Chastain

Christina Hendricks

  • No athleticisim, looker only.

Lynn Collins

  • Already played in John Carter film. 2012.

Emily Blunt

Michelle Williams

Meryl Streep

  • Well, she can do anything, can’t she?

Rachel McAdams

Christina Ricci

Mila Jovavich

Thandie Newton

What Wonder Woman requires is strong sense of appeal, maturity and a strong role model in heroic aspect. The Woman can be a redhead, too, as this would work in a modern take. Though she could never be blonde. The five below are options that would be best suited to bring back a strong sense of style, a sexual pin up in a respectful approach and aspirations for the future with a different stance and style in each one individual.

OUR TOP 5?

(In no order)

Christina Ricci

Thandie Newton

Lynn Collins

Jessica Chastain

Emily Blunt

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