Is Marvel planning to give us a black Wolverine?

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#1 Posted by jhazzroucher (15809 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, they gave us a black Spider-man in Ultimate Universe. So why not right? I think black Wolverine would be awesome. : )

#2 Edited by JairamGanpat (952 posts) - - Show Bio

You know, I made a giant response about why what you wrote made no sense but I figured you wouldn't understand.

Black Wolverine probably isn't a character worth making since white Wolverine already exists. I think it would be a better idea if they made a new black character that could stand on his own two feet instead of parasitically living off of the Wolverine name. His name shouldn't have the word Black in it either.

Maybe take an already existing character like Blade or Brother Voodoo and give them a series that isn't garbage. Wolverine didn't become popular because he was Wolverine. Wolverine became popular because good writers wrote some really well written stories.

#3 Posted by Matchstick (565 posts) - - Show Bio

The last thing Marvel needs is another leech character attached to one of the big names.

#4 Posted by 202122 (1145 posts) - - Show Bio

We don't need a black wolverine even though it would be awesome and i would totally read that, Anywho i think it would be great if Marvel introduced a new story arc introducing a new Weapon X character who was Black

#5 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6304 posts) - - Show Bio

Wouldn't there have to be a person with claws and a healing factor who got the adamantium treatment?

What are the chances of that same thing happening twice?

#6 Posted by SC (13120 posts) - - Show Bio

Uh Wolverine is already black. 0_o

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#7 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29501 posts) - - Show Bio

LMFAO

#8 Posted by Lvenger (20008 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

LMFAO

Then I ROFLMAO

#9 Posted by Teerack (6382 posts) - - Show Bio

I be nice if they did have a new ultimate wolverine.

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#10 Posted by entropy_aegis (15324 posts) - - Show Bio

I would read it...for the laughs ofcourse.

#11 Posted by God_Spawn (37901 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123: @Lvenger: @entropy_aegis:

Get Hugh Blackman to play him.

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#12 Posted by TDK_1997 (14896 posts) - - Show Bio

Please no!

#13 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5426 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC LOL!
#14 Posted by entropy_aegis (15324 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

@InnerVenom123: @Lvenger: @entropy_aegis:

Get Hugh Blackman to play him.

LOL how about Will Smith? I heard they wanted him to be Superman.

#15 Posted by Death Certificate (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

I rather have a new black hero

#16 Posted by God_Spawn (37901 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally think if Marvel were to just plug Black Panther more, he could be one of their premiere and most popular heroes.

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#17 Posted by Lvenger (20008 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn:

#18 Posted by Inverno (13230 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@JairamGanpat said:

You know, I made a giant response about why what you wrote made no sense but I figured you wouldn't understand.

Black Wolverine probably isn't a character worth making since white Wolverine already exists. I think it would be a better idea if they made a new black character that could stand on his own two feet instead of parasitically living off of the Wolverine name. His name shouldn't have the word Black in it either.

Maybe take an already existing character like Blade or Brother Voodoo and give them a series that isn't garbage. Wolverine didn't become popular because he was Wolverine. Wolverine became popular because good writers wrote some really well written stories.

This.

Yeah, the concept of 'Black Wolverine' sounds a little silly to me. I don't really see the logic of replacing Wolverine with an African-American counterpart. Whereas Ultimate Peter Parker's death was to illustrate the dangerous world of the Ultimate Universe, and Miles Morales added more racial diversity into the universe....I don't think there would be a point to a black Wolverine. I'd rather much see a black superhero elevated to Wolverine's level of popularity!

#20 Posted by x_29 (2274 posts) - - Show Bio

That sounds utterly hilarious

#21 Posted by Vance Astro (91237 posts) - - Show Bio
@JairamGanpat said:

Black Wolverine probably isn't a character worth making since white Wolverine already exists. 

You could say the same for Spider-Man.
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#22 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33469 posts) - - Show Bio

I will never understand why crap like this gets so many comments yet when I start a thread I have to bump it like 5 times just to get one

#23 Edited by JairamGanpat (952 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

@JairamGanpat said:

Black Wolverine probably isn't a character worth making since white Wolverine already exists.

You could say the same for Spider-Man.

Miles would have been a better character if he was his own hero and not Spider-man. He's being written well enough.

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

I will never understand why crap like this gets so many comments yet when I start a thread I have to bump it like 5 times just to get one

Its the sheer stupidity of it that wins comments.

#24 Posted by Vance Astro (91237 posts) - - Show Bio
@JairamGanpat said:

Miles would have been a better character if he was his own hero and not Spider-man. He's being written well enough.

I'm not disputing that. I'm just saying that the idea that there is no need for a black Wolverine because there is already a white one doesn't make sense to me. There wasn't really a need for a Black Fury,a Black Spider-Man,a Black Nighthawk etc. but Marvel did it anyway.
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#25 Edited by JairamGanpat (952 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

@JairamGanpat said:

Miles would have been a better character if he was his own hero and not Spider-man. He's being written well enough.

I'm not disputing that. I'm just saying that the idea that there is no need for a black Wolverine because there is already a white one doesn't make sense to me. There wasn't really a need for a Black Fury,a Black Spider-Man,a Black Nighthawk etc. but Marvel did it anyway.

It makes perfect sense because those other characters you named weren't worth making either :p

Multiple wrongs don't make a right.

Black Wolverine is not worth making. It is such a one dimensional change.

How would creators pitch color swaps anyway? "Wolverine... BUT BLACK!"

#26 Posted by cameron83 (7345 posts) - - Show Bio

@JairamGanpat said:

You know, I made a giant response about why what you wrote made no sense but I figured you wouldn't understand.

Black Wolverine probably isn't a character worth making since white Wolverine already exists. I think it would be a better idea if they made a new black character that could stand on his own two feet instead of parasitically living off of the Wolverine name. His name shouldn't have the word Black in it either.

Maybe take an already existing character like Blade or Brother Voodoo and give them a series that isn't garbage. Wolverine didn't become popular because he was Wolverine. Wolverine became popular because good writers wrote some really well written stories.

thank you

#27 Posted by cameron83 (7345 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

@InnerVenom123: @Lvenger: @entropy_aegis:

Get Hugh Blackman to play him.

LMAO!

but I think a black wolverine is completely pointless.

It's like "HEY,i got a GREAT idea,let's make a black wolveine...because making black versions of already existing characters is totally what we aim to do".

That's also like saying,let's make a black black widow.Or a black hawkeye. It's just pointless and utterly ridiculous,and overall stupid IMO

#28 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4806 posts) - - Show Bio
I know my logic is flawed and whatever, but this is a terrible idea. Wolverine is a over 100 year old Canadian. To me that screams White Dude. Like Magneto he's a German from the Holocaust(White.) It would be like making a White T'Challa his origin goes against that. I don't mind Static, Luke Cage, Spidey, Cyke, Jean, Hawkeye, Superman, Joker, and etc... that's just me though. PS Miles Morales would be a C-List/B-List character right now if he had his own identity. Black Spider(a name Kaine Parker wants), Red Widow, White/Black Tarantula, Anansi, & etc. (+)
#29 Posted by Teerack (6382 posts) - - Show Bio

Why does everyone seem to think all non white characters should be black?

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#30 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

I personally think if Marvel were to just plug Black Panther more, he could be one of their premiere and most popular heroes.

Ha, don't joke like that.

#31 Posted by Onemoreposter (4054 posts) - - Show Bio

@JairamGanpat said:

Black Wolverine probably isn't a character worth making since white Wolverine already exists.

Well, we had a perfectly good Nick Fury in 616

but now we're getting this cliche Nick Fury Jr (I sh*t you not, that's what they decided to name him) shoved down our throats

So yeah, Marvel deciding to make Wolverine black for some random nonsensical reason sounds about right to me.

@Teerack said:

I be nice if they did have a new ultimate wolverine.

They do. His name is Jimmy Hudson

#32 Posted by Backflip (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

I think perhaps, this might be ever so slightly racist... :P

#33 Posted by JairamGanpat (952 posts) - - Show Bio

@Onemoreposter said:

@JairamGanpat said:

Black Wolverine probably isn't a character worth making since white Wolverine already exists.

Well, we had a perfectly good Nick Fury in 616

but now we're getting this cliche Nick Fury Jr (I sh*t you not, that's what they decided to name him) shoved down our throats

So yeah, Marvel deciding to make Wolverine black for some random nonsensical reason sounds about right to me.

Yes there is a precedent for blackening characters. Nothing points to Wolverine being next. He could be next. No one at the moment has any evidence to back it up. The original poster's thought process is "We have a black Spider-man, Wolverine is next". I don't see any legitimate connection there. All these black/white characters are useless. There are great black characters like Black Panther and Blade, who here is really for blackening characters? Its a dumb way to cash in on big names. It wouldn't be cool at all. its lazy storytelling. Black is beautiful but it doesn't add to the story. :p

#34 Posted by God_Spawn (37901 posts) - - Show Bio

@John Valentine said:

@god_spawn said:

I personally think if Marvel were to just plug Black Panther more, he could be one of their premiere and most popular heroes.

Ha, don't joke like that.

Psh, don't joke.

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#35 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

@JairamGanpat said:

Black Wolverine probably isn't a character worth making since white Wolverine already exists. I think it would be a better idea if they made a new black character that could stand on his own two feet instead of parasitically living off of the Wolverine name. His name shouldn't have the word Black in it either.

This sums up my opinion on making pre-existing characters black, whatever the situation.

#36 Edited by Mutant God (3022 posts) - - Show Bio

theres a black Cyclops

X-Treme X-Men #9
X-Treme X-Men #11
X-Treme X-Men #10
#37 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

i think they should have just use luke cage more or black panther  in the ultimate universe, besides storm. 
 luke cage could be a great character given the right writer besides bendis. 
 i wish quentin taranrino would  make a luke cage movie.

#38 Posted by XLR87T3 (2796 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mega_spidey01: I think a Black Panther movie would be better, because he got a whole kingdom and cool African accents and such...

#39 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (6917 posts) - - Show Bio

More Wolverine THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED!!!

I love wolverine but he gotta stop being everywhere.

#40 Posted by jhazzroucher (15809 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

@god_spawn said:

@InnerVenom123: @Lvenger: @entropy_aegis:

Get Hugh Blackman to play him.

LOL how about Will Smith? I heard they wanted him to be Superman.

rofl! : )

#41 Posted by JonSmith (3996 posts) - - Show Bio

If Marvel insists on continuing to make black versions of their established characters, they should just go whole hog and do what DC did: Create a separate, alternate dimension where EVERYONE is black. Everybody wins.

#42 Posted by jhazzroucher (15809 posts) - - Show Bio

it is possible.

#43 Posted by mightypug78 (348 posts) - - Show Bio

how the heck would they come up with a black wolverine? they would need to make a new universe just for wolverine. maybe wolverine could have another kid who's black but you cant really kill off wolverine and replace him with a black one. they could try that in a reboot of the eXiles series that showed a team of superheroes from different 'verses traveling around through other different 'verses, saving them. thats the only way i think a black wolverine could be introduced. then there would be a question of whether or not he would be there to stay or if he would just be a fleeting character that pops up in a few comic books before being left behind.

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