Some wondered, when it was announced that a third and final Wolverine movie was happening in 2017, if this meant that we’d see another appearance of his frenemy Sabretooth (brought to life onscreen by Liev Schreiber in 2009). Well, he didn’t end up in Logan, ultimately, but there was a plan in the works at one point to have him arrive for a few scenes towards the middle of the movie.
With Deadpool, Fox successfully (like, really successfully — record-breaking-successfully) rebooted a character who had previously been horrifically adapted in another, lesser film, and they did so without recasting the role. Miracles do exist. Now that Ryan Reynolds’ Merc With a Mouth has been given a second cinematic life, could the same be done with another actor from X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Liev Schreiber, perhaps?
Some would certainly challenge the claim that the new book Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture is the "first really comprehensive illustrated history of comic books," as co-author Laurence Maslon says. Even so, it's publication this fall, alongside a PBS documentary called Superheroes: The Never Ending-Battle by filmmaker and co-author Michael Kantor, is likely to spark some new interest in the often-rocky, sometimes shocking history of the medium.