Which do you like better, yellow spandex? We everyone understood the humor when James Marsden’s Cyclops said that in the X-Men movie from 2000. The black leather costumes made more sense because the yellow spandex worn by Wolverine and the other members of Marvel’s Merry Band of Mutants could never look cool in a live-action film. Even the most sympathetic moviegoer, though, couldn’t help but feel a tiny sorrow at the remark. “Yeah,” we said to each other. “We would prefer to see Wolverine in yellow spandex.”
Fans appear to be finally getting their wish in a recently released image from Deadpool 3. It has long been known that the third Deadpool film will introduce the Merc with a Mouth to the MCU from the Fox film universe, where he first appeared. Additionally, we were aware that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, who debuted in the MCU, would be joining the journey. Although leaked set pictures did show Ryan Reynolds dressed as Deadpool in a significantly brighter, more comic book-like version, most of us expected Jackman would be wearing either black or his iconic leather jacket.
And yet, brand-new images taken on the set of the movie reveal Wolverine donning, you got it, yellow spandex. This is obviously not the same as the more chintzy comic-accurate costumes worn by Wanda Maximoff in the Halloween episode of WandaVision or the Classic Loki portrayed by Richard E. Grant. Okay, so it’s not exactly spandex. The fabric matches Deadpool’s outfit and has a yellow color that is very close to the X-Men uniforms from Dark Phoenix.
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Wolverine’s outfit most closely recalls the one created by John Cassidy for the 2004 film Astonishing X-Men thanks to its blue accents. The highlights of the stripes around his shoulders and sides, as well as the shoulder pads, gloves, and boots, are all blue. The blue trunks that come with the majority of the costumes are absent, and the red on his belt is restricted to a square on the buckle.
The costume’s clear resemblance to the 20th Century Fox costumes, however, is undoubtedly its most remarkable feature. Wolverine is still without his recognizable, wing-adorned mask. Marvel has chosen to reveal Jackman’s face for the initial photographs that they release, making sure that even non-geeks are aware that the attractive actor is participating. He may wear it in other scenes of the film. Although the gnarly-looking Wade Wilson seems to be avoiding it, it may also mean that Wolverine will continue the MCU pattern of revealing its heroes’ identities as little as possible.
These images imply that we’ll finally get the Wolverine we’ve wanted, the one hinted at in a deleted scene in The Wolverine, even if Jackman chooses to hide up his dashing mug. The yellow spandex we’ve always preferred will now be available.