Could this be the end of Wolverine's 40-year reign of mutant immortality?
In an Entertainment Weekly exclusive, Darren Franich writes that Marvel comics will unleash a four-part miniseries titled "Death of Wolverine," following the arc "3 Months to Die," in which Wolverine is robbed of his healing powers. The series by Charles Soule and drawn by Steve McNiven, begins Sept. 3 and ends Sept. 24.
We all know that death in the comic-book world of mutants, weird science and parallel universes isn't always forever, so let us grieve but not fret too much for the wisecracking fan fave.
There are also the movies to consider: Hugh Jackman's Wolverine is a major player in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which opens May 23, and the one X-Men character that has had spin-off success in movies. Jackman, though, is of an age where he's probably ready to move on from the beserker regimen it takes to bulk up for the role.
The Oscar nominee also has taken on another hirsute role from fantasy land: Jackman will play Blackbeard in a new live-action "Peter Pan" from Warner Bros. The Joe Wright film shoot begins Monday at the Warner Bros. studios in Leavesden, England.