Does Wolverine overshadow other X-men? | The Tylt
It seems like everyone loves the tortured Canadian guy with the retractable claws and healing factor! Add heightened senses and martial arts training and you have one of the most badass comic book characters: Wolverine.
Wolverine made his debut in The Incredible Hulk comic (1974) and became a breakout X-men after Giant Size X-men #1 (1975). But ever since Hugh Jackman first donned the Adamantium claws in the live-action X-men (2000), some argue his popularity has overshadowed other awesome X-men. There are so many powerful Marvel Universe mutants and X-men characters; but, does Wolverine's popularity overshadow the other X-men? Is he an overrated character?
There are so many X-men with amazing comic book history: Storm, Jean Grey, Gambit, Magneto, Cyclops, Bishop and Rogue. Yet, Wolverine is the only X-men to get his own trilogy of movies, and he's become the leader in the latter movies — dethroning Cyclops and only somewhat sharing duties with Storm — just not screen time. Other X-men have taken a back seat and suffered with lack of development while Wolverine became more and more popular. The X-men, collectively, have a huge fanbase and for years fans have complained about the focus being solely on Wolverine.
Although, X-men: First Class is another trilogy within the franchise that focused on the team's origins. First Class centered around younger versions of Professor X, Beast, Mystique and Magneto. Yet, Wolverine still managed to make a cameo. Producers just couldn't leave him out. Days of Future Past puts wolverine right back at the center of the narrative. He's goes back in time to prevent a dystopian future; in the popular comic, it's Shadowcat who goes back in time! Sigh ... **NO NEW MOVIE SPOILERS AHEAD** In X-men: Apocalypse, Wolverine's cameo is pretty epic. But again, he steals the show from other X-men and mutant characters.
Wolverine has an interesting backstory and a tortured past that makes him a great character. But he also seems to outshine other interesting characters.
What do you think: #WolverineBadass or #WolverineOverrated?
Does Wolverine overshadow other X-men?
Wolverine has evolved as a character across media. He’s been one of the more intriguing X-men since his earlier days in the comics.
Fans loved Jackman's cameo in ‘X-men: Apocalypse.’ And now, he’s coming back one last time in 'Wolverine 3.'
Wolverine has diehard fans who don’t believe he’s overrated at all. He’s just a badass!
Wolverine literally can not die and has adamantium flowing through his veins, how is he overrated. No question mark. Spare your replies.— Shine King (@indiKEV) May 12, 2016
These fans highlighted Wolverine is only overused in the films … but come on, he's the breakout X-men.
Wolverine is in no way overrated. Over used in media, maybe, But in no way is he overrated— Fye Dillinger (@K_osControlled) May 12, 2016
Wolverine is not overrated, but I'm glad he is no longer the center of EVERY X-Men movie.— a boy has no name (@NerdEfiko) May 22, 2016
This fan video from 2013 explains how Wolverine's overrated ...
Some superhero fans agree.
I think wolverine is the most overrated marvel character— Cooter Brown (@New_Jack) May 12, 2016
Storm and Cyclops are the traditional leaders of the X-men — while Professor X serves as a mentor and fatherly figure for many. In the last decade or so, Wolverine has become the leader of the X-men in different comics, movies and notably on the animated series 'Wolverine and the X-men' (2008).
Geek feminists called out how he’s the epitome of hyper masculinity — crediting this to his popularity.
Let’s be honest here. Wolverine's movies haven’t been the best out of the X-men franchise.
In an alternate universe Cyclops got three spin-offs of his own and Wolverine shows up briefly in the X-Men movies.— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) May 27, 2016