It’s a no brainer that Wolverine is one of the most popular heroes that Marvel has in their roster. Not only is the character starring in both of Fox’s upcoming X-Men movies, ‘The Wolverine’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, but he’s heavily featured in a few Avengers comics as well as X-Men comics and two of his own solo series, ‘Savage Wolverine’ by Frank Cho and the upcoming ‘Wolverine’ by Paul Cornell and Alan Davis. Logan is certainly thriving in the current state of the Marvel Universe, but the latest word from the Marvel Creative Summit that occurred last week says that Weapon X could meet his demise next year.
According to Bleeding Cool, Marvel has plans to kill Wolverine in 2014. The rumor says that this death surpasses the mutant’s healing factor and could potentially be a result of the events in ‘Age of Ultron’, where his body might be affected by time traveling with Sue Richards to stop the angry android from fulfilling his plans of world domination. The report also notes that “even given his reputation as a bloodthirsty killer, this time he may have gone too far”. They don’t really clarify what that means, but it could factor into how he dies.
There’s no solid proof that this is Marvel’s plan right now, but it makes sense to have a line-wide event involving Wolverine in 2014 because of Bryan Singer’s return to the X-franchise hitting theaters next year. However, Mark Millar, Fox’s Marvel consultant that is very familiar with the character, has said in the past that we might be getting a bit too much of Wolverine these days, so maybe the comics side of the company agrees and is pulling back on him for a while.
Also, Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso mentioned in a recent interview with Comic Book Resources that Daken, the son of Wolverine, was brought up at the same retreat that Bleeding Cool refers to, so could that mean that the Logan’s offspring would take his place when the original perishes?
Father and son.
Finally, I’d like to point out that at some point, Cyclops infected Wolverine with nanites that have the power to shut off his healing factor. The two X-Men haven’t exactly been on the best terms after ‘Avengers Vs. X-Men’, so it’s possible that Scott Summers could have a part to play in all of this as well since he can control these nanites with the push of a button.
How do you feel about Wolverine meeting his maker next year? Do you think that Marvel will actually kill him off? Share your thoughts in the comments below!