i really don't like one minor uninteresting character being billed as "top dog" when there's no logical reason that he would have lasted this long. his powers compared to the others are nothing and the fact that he's being marketed s one of the most powerful is absolute garbage. HE ruined x3 because the film's story was tailored so that the idiot can be at the center of it all. i just don't get his popularity.
and leading from that first reason he's on every damned marvel title. it wouldn't surprise me if we see him on every dc comics title now... >_< it's just ridiculous for this one damned character to get all the stories and spotlight when he's really not that much. very annoying. i think of him as the jar jar of the marvel universe.
I think you might be missing the joke of irony, they even poke fun of it in the films too. About how Wolverine is the center of attention but the plots and story focus is never about him. Not one X-Men story or plot is ever about Wolverine, just go thru all the major stories & plots.
God Loves Man Kills
Dark Phoenix Saga
Days of Future's Past
Age Of Apocalypse
the list goes on...
Even the films:
First plot was to get & use Rogue
Second was to get and use Charles
Third was to get and use Phoenix
Wolvie isn't top dog, he just a means to an end to carry the story along.
exactly. so when they took some of those great story arcs and tried to make them wolvercrap-centric they came up with... crap, for lack of a better word. trying to make the story not center on the focus of the story is just stupid. the third movie was about the phoenix and the cure and instead it became a very short wolvercrap movie. not that he's the only one to blame for that pile of a movie. they just picked the wrong people for it. first the director... come on. they thought getting a fluf comedy director would do well with an epic drama? who's bright idea was that. second, the writer. that guy needs to be shot dead. i don't know how he managed to turn two great story arcs into one very short bore-fest. that's quite an accomplishment really. one would almost think it was done deliberately. those two stories combined should have netted at least 3 hours worth of movie and not 1.5 hours.
I would think it has allot to do with the studio setting a release date before one word was written of the script. The entire movie production had to scramble to get the film written, casted and done before May. If they were put undersuch impossable restrictions, I have no doubt we would have gotten a better film.
The fact is, Huge Jackman is the only big draw to the X-Men films for the mass public. Thanks to him, he allows us to bring our gf's to a film they otherwise would have no interest in. That creates more bank for the film. After all, the movie industry is still first & foremost a business. Wolvie & Jackman pull and audience & a profit, due to that you have to use them or risk loosing money.