Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Twenty years ago, when a character died in comic books, it was a big deal. Now, it’s pretty obvious very few people in comic books who are killed stay dead. DC Comics was never going to get rid of Superman. Captain America isn’t going the way of the dodo. And Marvel’s latest plan surely won’t stick either. Still, they’re planning on offing one of their most popular characters, one believed to be immortal, so it’s worth talking about.
Below, find out who’s dying, when, where, and what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige thinks about Marvel death in the Cinematic Universe.
Entertainment Weekly revealed on September 3, Marvel Comics will start a four-issue miniseries called Death of Wolverine. It’s written by Charles Soule, drawn by Steve McNiven and well continue a story started called “3 Months to Die” where the mutant loses his rehealing power. Here’s the cover and first page.
EW spoke to Marvel executive editor Michael Marts about the project:
For a long time, no matter who Wolverine was battling, he’s been the eternal victor. He almost always comes out on top. Now he finally comes up against an adversary that he cannot win against, he cannot fight. What does that mean for this character who’s been around for hundred years?
Soule also said the following:
I hope that when people finish it, they’ll feel like he died in a way that was true to him.
The ramifications of Wolverine’s death will reportedly be felt throughout many other Marvel Comics and if you head to EW, you can read more about it. Down the hallway at another Marvel office, however, the president of the movie division Kevin Feige talked about death with Empire Magazine. Will a major character die in Avengers: Age of Ultron?
You never know. Again, we take our cues from the comics and everyone knows that in comics and soap operas, people die and come back. Except for Uncle Ben and Bucky, but oh! Bucky’s going to come back and it’s going to be awesome. When appropriate to the story, we certainly will not hesitate. Frigga is dead. She’s not coming back. Big funeral.
You can read more from Feige at Comic Book Movie.
Are you surprised Wolverine is dying in the comics? Will it have ramification on the future movies?