|Posted: 23 May 2017 at 7:46pm | IP Logged | 9
Can't a superhero wear a recognizable costume simply to show innocent bystanders that they are one of the good guys?
If you saw a person running down the street chasing someone dressed like that in our world, would you think they were one of the good guys, or crazy?
Again, in the Marvel Universe of the comics, superheroes are part of that world, and yes, a costume indicates you're one of the good guys. But the world of the X-Men movies is not that world, or our world either. Mangold didn't make the first X-Men movie. He's making movies set in a world that's already been established, with characters that have already been established. Blaming him for not using Wolverine's uniform is like blaming him for Hugh Jackman not looking like Logan in the comic. He didn't cast him. He didn't do the world building.
For a Superman movie to work, you have to not just get Superman's costume and look right, you have to get Metropolis right. For Batman to work on screen, you have to get Gotham right on screen. For the comics version of Wolverine to work on screen, you have to get his world right on screen, and that wasn't an option for Mangold.
If you're not a fan of the X-Men films, we agree. I'm not either. But Mangold's quote is recognizing the problem, its not the problem itself.
The only X-Men movie that I think was faithful (and not coincidentally, the one that worked best on screen) was Deadpool, and you'll notice, the world that movie took place in doesn't really match the rest of the X-Men movieverse. Colossus looked completely different, and the movie completely ignored the first Wolverine movie. Basically, it started from scratch and built Deadpool AND his world.