Rumor: Wolverine Anthology Series On Disney+ In The Works, Starting With Weapon X Saga

Here’s one of those rumors that sounds like it could be legit, but until we learn more and get it from a more reliable source it’s a good idea to take with a grain of salt. That said, if true, it would be a cool way to introduce the X-Men into the MCU, by way of their most popular character.

According to That Hashtag Show, an anthology series featuring Wolverine is being developed for Disney+. The show’s various seasons would focus on a different key point in the diminutive, feral Canadian X-Man’s life. His time in the Weapon X program, which is where he first has the adamantium metal bonded to his bones and claws, would be the first season and it would take place in the 1980s.

That would make this Wolverine story a prelude to the current MCU as we know it, predating Captain Marvel which took place in the ’90s, but after Captain America: The First Avenger in the 1940s.

Assuming Marvel’s plans for the X-Men are still a few years away, this would be a clever way of priming the pump, so to speak. Introduce the mutant everyone, both hardcore and casual fans, are aware of so when the rest of brought into the MCU it’s a smoother launch. I can dig it. Let’s just see if this pans out. But with prior rumors of an X-Men relaunch titled The Mutants seemingly having been a bunch of nothin’, and no indications anyone is being eyed for the Wolverine role, I have my doubts about this one. We shall see.


Travis Hopson
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