Mel Gibson As WOLVERINE? Check Out Some Concept Art

The troubled actor was rumored to have been offered the role of Logan back in 1997, but short of that we've never heard too much more about it. Now, what is apparently some official concept art from Miles Teves has been unearthed, which you can see after the jump.

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There were several actors that were said to be up for the role of Wolverine before Hugh Jackman brought the iconic Marvel mutant to life in Bryan Singer's X-Men, and one of them was Mel Gibson. How close he actually came to playing the part is unknown, but providing the above concept sketch from artist Miles Teves (Total Recall, RoboCop, The Chronicles of Riddick, Legend) is legit, it may well have been closer than we thought. Do you think Gibson would have made a good Logan?
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batz11 - 5/9/2014, 7:20 AM
Holy crap, not sure what to think? Cool maybe?
AxeEffect - 5/9/2014, 7:20 AM
Eh?
AxeEffect - 5/9/2014, 7:21 AM
I do like how the claws are coming out of the skin there leavin some residue
ALegendaryPanda - 5/9/2014, 7:22 AM
Yeah, no.
ALegendaryPanda - 5/9/2014, 7:22 AM
It is cool concept art though
MrMartinMarvel - 5/9/2014, 7:22 AM
I love Hugh, but Mel would have been so much better.
xaiyasak - 5/9/2014, 7:23 AM
so that's how people drew concept art back in the 90s
batz11 - 5/9/2014, 7:23 AM
Brainiac13 - 5/9/2014, 7:24 AM
Ok..........that is [frick]ing cool.
TheRationalNerd - 5/9/2014, 7:24 AM
Well Mel certainly has the rage! lol
Sumitsjc - 5/9/2014, 7:25 AM
Holy F**k !!
DEVLIN712 - 5/9/2014, 7:25 AM
I... eh... no. I hate Mel Gibson
SuperCat - 5/9/2014, 7:26 AM
F*ck you, Mel Gibson.
AxeEffect - 5/9/2014, 7:30 AM
Doopie - 5/9/2014, 7:34 AM
and instead of 'bub' he calls everyone sugartits
AxeEffect - 5/9/2014, 7:36 AM
lmao @doopie, and this time he can twist nipples to oblivion as they'll regenarate anyways, endles fun for ol' Mel G
Doopie - 5/9/2014, 7:37 AM
it would have been good for mel to play a person who is hated and feared by the population at large...it might have been enlightening for him
DrunkenNukem - 5/9/2014, 7:38 AM
i like it...
Bekss - 5/9/2014, 7:40 AM
if this would have been official back then, nobody would complain about it because he looks like Wolverine, but now that we have Jackman is a completely different story.
And because wasn't the crazy bastard that is now.
blackandyellow - 5/9/2014, 7:40 AM
Mel Gibson hates blacks and Jews, so that this wouldn't have worked out too well for the franchise.
Gusto - 5/9/2014, 7:47 AM
So...nobody's gonna put up a pic
of that Jewverine guy? Seriously?
You people sicken me.
Doopie - 5/9/2014, 7:48 AM
here u go gusto

Doopie - 5/9/2014, 7:49 AM
he's available to fight crime 24/7 (except on the sabbath)
TheMadman - 5/9/2014, 7:50 AM
I like how the claws are coming out behind his knuckles, not through them
spidey1994 - 5/9/2014, 7:51 AM
I think nowadays Mel Gibson would make a great Deathstroke.
gambgel - 5/9/2014, 7:52 AM
doestn look like Mel at all, but this concept art is ten times closer to comics Wolverine than Hugh has ever been
pepe - 5/9/2014, 7:54 AM
Mel "Adolf" Gibson as Wolverine?
Bwaaahahahaha!!!
patriautism - 5/9/2014, 7:56 AM
Pretty cool looking. Honestly if they ever recast Wolverine, I think they should go with Emile Hirsch, for a short more comic style Wolverine.
HE is furry and only 5'6

Thing94 - 5/9/2014, 7:59 AM
JorL5150 - 5/9/2014, 8:00 AM
I could see it

Riggs from lethal weapon is a lateral move from wolverine
fettastic - 5/9/2014, 8:03 AM
Based on that pic it's not hard to see why he turned it down.
sKeemAn - 5/9/2014, 8:05 AM
It might have been cool in the 90's. Before everyone found out how much of a racist this guy is.
GodzillaKart - 5/9/2014, 8:05 AM
Had he been a relative unknown, it could have worked.
Opticblast - 5/9/2014, 8:05 AM
I always thought Mel Gibson would have been a great Wolverine. He has a ferocity to him that very few actors, if any, have been able to match.

When he gets angry, you can really see it in his eyes and his facial expressions. He has shown that he can do the whole berserker rage thing. Look at the Patriot, Braveheart, Lethal Weapon, etc.

Hugh Jackman doesn't really have that quality. Russell Crowe comes close maybe.
GodzillaKart - 5/9/2014, 8:06 AM
I am ready for a more rough around the edges version of the character.
ckal - 5/9/2014, 8:12 AM
oh shit this would have been awesome
ckal - 5/9/2014, 8:13 AM
opticblast -

totally agree with you
jimoakley666 - 5/9/2014, 8:13 AM
This has been around for years. I saw this before Singer's movie was made in Wizard or something.
BATMANx - 5/9/2014, 8:14 AM
Mel would make a great Victor Creed
LEEE777 - 5/9/2014, 8:15 AM
Always thought MEL make an awesome WOLVERINE!

He's old enough to do a OLD MAN LOGAN movie!



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