The Entire Wolverine Story Finally Gets Explained

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  • Published on:  Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • Making sense of the X-Men timeline can be complicated, but when you focus just on Wolverine, the story gets a little easier to follow. From his bloody origin tale to his fateful final movie, here’s Wolverine’s cinematic story explained.

    The first chronological glimpse we get of the boy who grows up to become Wolverine is in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where we learn that his name isn't Logan at all. It's James Howlett. Logan is actually the surname of the man who murders James' father in 1845, which causes James' mutation to activate, pushing bone claws out from between his knuckles. Enraged, James kills Logan, only to almost immediately learn that the man was actually his biological father.

    Young James flees his home along with his half-brother, Victor Creed, who possesses the same mutant healing ability as James. That healing factor not only makes the boys practically impossible to kill, but also slows their aging, keeping them looking relatively youthful as they fight side by side through every major war over the next hundred years. In 2013's The Wolverine, we see that he spent some of this time in a Japanese POW camp in 1945. While he's there, James saves the life of Japanese officer Ichirō Yashida from the bombing of Nagasaki, an event which will prove important many years later.

    In X-Men: First Class, Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, soon to be known as Professor X and Magneto, find themselves up against Nazi mutant Sebastian Shaw and his team of superpowered henchmen. Realizing they'll need some help to bring Shaw down, the duo uses Cerebro to find new mutants and form a team of their own, so in a zippy montage set in 1962, they recruit a handful of young mutants who wind up as the, well, first class of X-Men.

    Not everyone is eager to join up, though. When Erik and Charles walk into a bar, a cigar-smoking James Howlett tells them that he's not interested, using some language that insured the movie would be a hard PG-13. Keep watching the video to see the entire Wolverine story finally gets explained!


    James Howlett | 0:14
    Hard pass | 1:23
    Team X | 2:05
    Becoming the Wolverine | 3:01
    A school for the gifted | 4:06
    The search for memory | 5:12
    The ultimate sacrifice | 6:21
    A trip to Japan | 7:30
    The timeline gets complicated | 8:31
    Still Weapon X | 9:48
    Last of the mutants | 10:44
    A vision fulfilled | 11:40
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  • Looper


     1 months ago +298

    Which movie with Wolverine do you think is the best?

  • jamal willabus

    jamal willabus

     7 hours ago

    Now i get it. And its 2020. Damn what a storyline

  • Rahjie Herrera

    Rahjie Herrera

     8 hours ago

    Wowwww.. i miss you logan😥 i hope someday one more time loga and laura🙏🙏🙏

  • Zoe Deville

    Zoe Deville

     9 hours ago

    Awesome explanation!!

  • Ethan B

    Ethan B


    Her vision was right

  • ishan grotra

    ishan grotra

     yesterday +1

    Dying with his heart in his hands now that make sense when he died holding laura's hand

  • The Fallen Roy

    The Fallen Roy



  • Ash Uchimata

    Ash Uchimata


    hate when people that have not watched the films comment on them, his power wasnt failing, he was taking a druf that suppressed it, and the end scene was the grave marker moving showing he was still alive ya fucking twat

  • Kel y Bee

    Kel y Bee

     2 days ago

    The timeline is really confusing. But I love X- Men. It's just sad that they still had to die. 😭😭😭

  • Christos Kettenis

    Christos Kettenis

     2 days ago

    Please let there be an explanation of Wolverine's repaired claws



     3 days ago +1

    His clone got shot in the head... loses its memory and think it is the real Wolverine.

  • Zoran D

    Zoran D

     5 days ago

    The Wolverine movies, comics, and story will forever be my favorite.

  • Tamil Pubg Pro Gamer

    Tamil Pubg Pro Gamer

     5 days ago

    Let me be Sure that Charles Is the reason Where mutants are died in Logan 3 movie? I was quite confused how come There was no mutants at all.

  • Nagachandra Thandra

    Nagachandra Thandra

     7 days ago

    hugh jackman AKA WOLVERINE never dies...

  • Mirror Error Pro

    Mirror Error Pro

     7 days ago

    Still confused about the timeline

  • Adarberto Montanez

    Adarberto Montanez

     7 days ago +2

    Why is Wolverine timeline has him or someone else going to Canada

  • Louis van Zyl

    Louis van Zyl

     7 days ago

    lol what is with the title of this video? Were you high when you watched the movies?

  • Lethalogic


     7 days ago

    I'm still confused.

  • RC Hobbyist Extreme

    RC Hobbyist Extreme

     7 days ago

    I knew there was a reason I quit watching X- Men, it got stupid, really stupid.

  • Alejandro Torres

    Alejandro Torres

     7 days ago

    The first movie I saw of the wolverine series was the x-men origins then I saw the first one then from there I saw the rest of the origins and I saw how everything went from the start of his life and until the movie Logan