UPDATE: The Wolverine Almost Had The Iconic Yellow And Black Costume: Take A Look At What Might Have Been
UPDATE: When something is too good to be true, it usually is. A lot of sites picked up on the costume story from MovieWeb, but Bleeding Cool is reporting that the image was “borrowed” from a closed site. Adam Ross did indeed 3D print the costume, but says that the original reports are “incorrect in its content as to the nature of this piece and what it was to be used for. Liberties were taken in interpretation and reposting of the original blurb. I have given no interviews regarding the image, and comments attributed to me are false and heavily retailored to appear as if I did speak to Mr. Brooks.” You can read the original story, which was based on what we were told at the time.
OK Wolverine fans, I hope you’re sitting down. This one might be a hard pill to swallow for some of you. Apparently the iconic Wolverine costume we all know and love from the comics almost appeared in James Mangold‘s The Wolverine. Fans have had their fingers crossed for years that the comic book costume would make its way into an X-Men movie only to get some bland black leather duds. While it never actually got made, Legacy Effects digital modler and sculptor Adam Ross made a version of the suit using a 3D printer.
MovieWeb snagged a picture of the awesome suit that is said to have been considered for Wolverine‘s latest cinematic outing. Adam Ross has worked on films like Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim, and Robocop. and did a little on this summer’s The Wolverine Having offered up ideas for the film that didn’t make it to the finished product, Ross recreated what would have been a fan-pleasing costume using a 3D printer. Ross said about the suit:
This is the costume that I modeled for The Wolverine. It was unused in the final cut of the film. Everything in the box is digitally modeled and 3d printed. There is no cloth or leather used in these parts, but rather texturing added in ZBrush.
The suit might have been scraped when James Mangold came aboard and decided to use a more down to earth approach for the film. The suit looks to be a faithful comic book adaptation and would have even tied in with the First Class suits. With Days of Future Past taking place all over time, maybe we’ll finally get to see Hugh Jackman suit up in the costume we’ve all been dying to see. What do you think about about the yellow and black version? Do you wish it would have been used?
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Source : MovieWeb