Just in time for The Wolverine hitting theaters, July 26th, "Wolverine" writer, Paul Cornell talks about one of the most popular mutants in the Marvel Universe.
first story arc on Wolverine had somewhat of a sci-fi spin. What was it
like to put that gritty character in that type of setting?
It was a deliberate effort to contrast the worlds Wolverine
walks in. I like to show him as a man of the people, but in the Marvel
Universe, the people keep getting threatened by sci-fi!
next Wolverine story is titled “Killable.” What do you have in store next for
Well, a big change just happened in his life, and 'Killable'
first goes into the ramifications of him being physically vulnerable, and
dealing with mortality and aging, and then quickly moves forward, because his
greatest foes decide that if he's killable, then they have an opportunity. The end of the arc marks an enormous turning point for him, and is
actually where everything changes. If people think they've just seen the big
moment, they haven't seen anything yet!
Are there any particular Wolverine villains you’re
looking forward to writing?
We've got a lot of them coming up in the next few issues,
and all at once! That's all I'm going to say about that.
do you view Wolverine’s current role in the Marvel Universe, going from the
moody reluctant teammate to a school headmaster?
Now he's got all his memories back, he's become one of the
most responsible, adult guys you'd hope to meet. What we're doing is
going to shake that.
have you enjoyed collaborating with Alan Davis on Wolverine?
He's amazing. He can do both the incredible action scenes
and the deep emotional stuff, and we need those two skills! A lovely
classic Marvel look that's still modern and relevant. I hope that's what our
title is too.