A new report by That Hashtag Show claims that Wolverine is getting rebooted within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) via an anthology series that will flesh out the character’s lengthy history.
The show will reportedly be similar to the structure of American Horror Story, where each season will tell a different story within the Wolverine mythos. The first season is said to be about the Weapon X storyline, which centers on the titular program that gave Wolverine his adamantium skeleton, including his iconic retractable claws. And since the series will be set in the MCU, fans can expect some references, allusions, and Easter eggs to other projects within the superhero franchise.
Though Wolverine appears to be the most difficult X-Men character to bring into the MCU because of his rich and vast backstory, sources told That Hashtag Show that Marvel Studios and its president Kevin Feige are pretty confident that an anthology series can safely explore the many stories involving the character without affecting any potential role he would have in an X-Men feature film.
The anthology series is reportedly in early development ― in the writing phase to be exact ― so there’s no cast, showrunner, or director attached to it yet. But the search for all is said to be underway, with Marvel hoping to have something to announce about the series later this year.
Hugh Jackman famously played Wolverine for almost two decades beginning with 2000’s X-Men up through 2017’s Logan. While there’s always a possibility for the actor to reprise his role in the MCU, it doesn’t seem that he’ll be cast in the freshman run of the anthology series, as the project will likely choose a younger actor to play a young version of the character.
Aside from the anthology series, fans may also see a version of Wolverine in an X-Men movie reboot that is likely to happen in Phase 5 of the MCU. Though the big-screen project has not yet been officially announced, it’s been rumored that it has already entered development under the title The Mutants.