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Mel Gibson Almost Played Wolverine In A Movie, In Case You Were Wondering What The Darkest Timeline Was

Mel Gibson as Wolverine by Miles Teves

The image above may look like something from one of the stranger, more celebrity-obsessed corners of DeviantArt, but it is not. It is real. Frighteningly real. See, back in 1997, when the success of Braveheart was still fresh in everyone's mind (and three years before the X-Men would get the big-screen treatment), Mel Gibson was approached to play Wolverine on film.

Obviously, this never actually happened -- the role would eventually go to Hugh Jackman, who would spend the next 14 years alternating between snikting, singing and appearances on Monday Night Raw -- but it went far enough that there was concept art produced by Miles Teves showing just what Gibson would look like in the role.

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Welcome To The Ex-Men, Wolverine: The Unlikely Death Of Marvel’s Most Unkillable Character

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Wolverine, he dead. Almost. Soon. Soon. In a shock headline-grab, the folks at Marvel have announced that the big hand and the little hand have ticked all the way back around to "kill off a major character" o'clock, and the name they picked out of the hat this time was "James Howlett". And after asking around the office someone confirmed that they're pretty sure that's Wolverine. No, not Magneto. Not Rogue. 94% sure that's Wolverine.

So we come here today at ComicsAlliance not to praise Wolverine, but to promote his comic. But please note that this article contains spoilers for the forthcoming Marvel series Death of Wolverine, and the spoiler is that they kill Wolverine. Wolverine dies, you guys. No more Wolverine.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×20: ‘Weapon X, Lies, And Video Tape’

X-Men Episode Guide 3x20: Weapon X, Lies, and Video Tape

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week, Wolverine gets sad about revelations concerning his mysterious past, so it must be a Monday.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×19: ‘Nightcrawler’

X-Men Episode Guide 3x19: Nightcrawler

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week, Nightcrawler shows up and Wolverine finds Jesus. Not even kidding.

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Hugh Jackman Sings ‘Wolverine: The Musical’ [Video]

Hugh Jackman - Wolverine the Musical
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We already know that Hugh Jackman can sing, but his rendition of 'Wolverine The Musical' is glorious.

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Jason Aaron: The ‘Wolverine And The X-Men’ Exit Interview

Wolverine and the X-Men #42, Marvel Comics

Since Wolverine and the X-Men first launched back in 2011, it's been one of the most consistently entertaining books on the stands, and easily one of my picks for a high point in the entire history of the franchise. The idea of Wolverine taking over the school and teaching a gaggle of misfit kids might seem like it's ripped from a sitcom, but the character driven action of this book has been second to none. Now, after 43 issues (and several years writing Wolverine in one form or another), writer Jason Aaron has brought his run alongside artists Nick Bradshaw, Ramon Perez, Pepe Larraz and Chris Bachalo to an end.

To mark the occasion, I spoke to Aaron about the foundation of his take on Wolverine, how he wanted to develop the character over the years, and how his ideas changed to reflect the changes in his own life -- which, sadly, did not involve adamantium claws.

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Aurelien George’s Sculptures Are Totally Metal (As In The Substance) And Totally Metal (As In Rad)

Sculpture by Aurelien George, http://aureliengeorge.com/

Listen: We can agree that drawings are cool, right? I mean, they're great. We talk about them pretty much all the time here at ComicsAlliance. But the thing is, drawings have their limitations, and one of the key limitations is that they are not gigantic pieces of actual metal that look like killer robots with buzzsaws. It's just a flaw of the medium.

Fortunately for us, Aurelian George has created pieces of art that are that exact thing! That's not all, either -- in addition to crafting awesome arcade sticks, George has created metal sculptures inspired by Portal, Pac-Man, and Wolverine. Check out a few below!

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×13: ‘Dark Phoenix Part II: The Inner Circle’

The X-Men Episode Guide 3x12

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week, we finally tackle one of the cornerstones of the X-Men as we continue with the Dark Phoenix Saga!

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‘Wolverine #1′ Aims For Shock, But Misses [Review]

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The very idea of All-New Marvel NOW! is to try something new with the company’s legion of characters, and I can imagine that Wolverine presented one of the biggest challenges. People like Wolverine a lot, so putting him in an altogether different situation than readers are used to seeing, or somehow altering the DNA of the character, is risky. There’s a reason DC basically left Batman untouched in the transition to The New 52, after all.

To its credit, the first issue of the new Wolverine series by writer Paul Cornell, penciler Ryan Stegman, inker Mark Morales and colorist David Curiel, takes both of those huge risks. They take Wolverine out of readers’ comfort zone. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really work.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 3×09: ‘Savage Land, Strange Heart, Part One’

X-Men Episode Guide 3x09

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: We head back to the Savage Land, and no, I'm not any  happier about it than you are.

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