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Will Marvel Kill Wolverine in 2014?

February 17th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr 2 Comments

I want to start this by saying that Wolverine is one of my favorite characters ever. I don’t know when exactly it happened, maybe with the casting of Hugh Jackman, but Wolverine has become one of Marvel’s most over saturated characters, essentially Marvel’s Batman. He’s in multiple books, on numerous rosters, even going so far as to run the Jean Grey school as its headmaster. What ever happened to loose cannon, loner Wolverine?

According to Bleeding Cool there is a rumor out of Marvel’s legendary Creative Summit, that they plan to kill Wolverine in 2014. Apparently, it will be handled in a way which “gets around his healing factor and his seems supernatural deal to keep coming back from the grave.” They go on to explain that Logan’s involvement in Age of Ultron which will see him traveling back in time, perhaps to recreate the Marvel Universe. This will have some sort of effect on his body and that “even given his reputation as a bloodthirsty killer, this time he may have gone too far…”

Also worthy of mention, in an interview with Comic Book Resources, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso had this about a possible return of Wolverine’s son, Daken. “Daken’s name came up during our most recent Marvel creative retreat, but what that means, I’m afraid it’s too early to reveal to you at this juncture!”

Who better to take his place than his own son? A huge storyline like this in 2014 would certainly make sense, given that Hugh Jackman’s live-action Wolverine is set to have a large role in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Which also features the aforementioned time travel. It’s only rumor at this point, but big things have small beginnings.

How do you guys feel about the possibility of Marvel killing off perhaps their most popular character ever, who seemingly can’t die? ( if you choose Spider-Man as their most popular, they killed him too)

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Born and raised in NY, a self titled Nerd Jedi. He met his destiny at 5, with the snap-hiss of Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars. He's never looked back. He wields dual lightsabers, called Common Sense and Humor, and uses them in pursuit of all things Nerd. A husband and father, he still finds time for comics, video games, movies, and shows. You can follow his blog at or his Twitter @ed_pool

  • Anonymous

    Wolverine jumped the shark in the late-90s when he battled Galactus with bone claws. Then he jumped over himself jumping the shark when Nitro blew him him up and a skeleton regrew into Wolvy in 2 panels.

    Nothing will bring back any sense of danger when it comes to Logan. Millar killed him about 8 years ago (Enemy of the State), and he went to Hell not too long ago, so that kinda/sorta counts as dying, right?

  • Gary Freeman

    Wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest. Marvel has a huge boner for ruining what’s great about their characters lately. So killing off Wolverine will just be their icing on the cake. I’m also predicting Captain America converting to Islam, renaming himself Captain Jihad and waging war on America. Hulk is messed up by a gamma beam that makes it where Hulk is still huge, but has the strength of your average nerd. But when he calms down in turns back into Banner, puny little Banner has the strength and stamina of the Hulk. Iron Man will die of alcohol poisoning and suddenly the Mandarin will realize he wants to be a hero, and he’ll take up the mantle of Iron Man.
    The X-men will declare war on humans and be wiped out by a nuke, effectively ending their series. I’m guessing Avengers will eventually be made up of more bad guys than anything, by the time May 2014 gets here.

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