Parallel universes are pretty popular in Marvel Comics, and are probably going to be a big part of Phase 4 of the MCU. They’re an actual thing in our world too, with many scientists believing they actually exist. If they’re real, we want to live in the reality where Matthew Vaughn got his way and cast Tom Hardy as a young Wolverine.
Hardy’s Wolverine would have appeared in a movie that should have been released between First Class and Days Of Future Past, which Vaughn originally planned to be the third film in a trilogy.
“When I finished the Days of Future Past script with it ready to go I looked at it and said, “I really think it would be fun to cast Tom Hardy or someone as the young Wolverine and then bring it all together at the end.” Fox read Days of Future Past and went “Oh, this is too good! We’re doing it now!” And I said, “Well what do you do next? Trust me you’ve got nowhere to go,” Vaughn revealed.
“Then they did Apocalypse and it’s like… If you flip that ’round even it would have been better. Hollywood doesn’t understand pacing. Their executives are driving 100 miles-per-hour looking in the rear-view mirror and not understanding why they crash.”
“My plan was First Class, then second film was new young Wolverine in the ‘70s to continue those characters, my version of the X-Men. So you’d really get to know all of them, and my finale was gonna be Days of Future Past.”
“That was gonna be my number three where you bring them all… because what’s bigger than bringing in McKellen and Michael and Stewart and James and bringing them all together?”
Well, the Dark Phoenix saga potentially, but we’ll have to wait and see what X-Men: Dark Phoenix ends up doing at the global box office, when it’s released in the UK on 5 June.