The Entire Wolverine Story Finally Gets Explained
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Published on: Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Entire Wolverine Story Finally Gets Explained

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 +291

    Which movie with Wolverine do you think is the best?

  • Zoran D

    Zoran D

     1 days ago

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

  • Tamil Pubg Pro Gamer

    Tamil Pubg Pro Gamer

     1 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

     4 days ago

    hugh jackman AKA WOLVERINE never dies...

  • Mirror Error Pro

    Mirror Error Pro

     4 days ago

    Still confused about the timeline

  • Adarberto Montanez

    Adarberto Montanez

     4 days ago +2

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

  • Louis van Zyl

    Louis van Zyl

     5 days ago

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

  • Lethalogic


     5 days ago

    I'm still confused.

  • RC Hobbyist Extreme

    RC Hobbyist Extreme

     5 days ago

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

  • Alejandro Torres

    Alejandro Torres

     5 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

  • Robert w

    Robert w

     5 days ago

    Andrei Arlovski can play it wolverine perfect

  • Robert w

    Robert w

     5 days ago

    Jack Nicholson could of done better in his prime
    Shorter, good rasp voice perfect hair touch up the balding better rudeness level quips like the old animated version

  • John Turrentine

    John Turrentine

     6 days ago

    Logan's a lumberjack and he's okay!

  • Shivaditya Singh

    Shivaditya Singh

     1 weeks ago +1

    what if he healed and found himself burried inside the earth

  • Monkey D. Luffy

    Monkey D. Luffy

     1 weeks ago

    That ending 😩😭😭

  • Reece Georgens

    Reece Georgens

     1 weeks ago

    I still don’t understand how Charles was still alive after the events with Jean.

  • thedrew4you


     1 weeks ago

    I don't think Logan can die.

  • BHowardify


     1 weeks ago

    I always came to the conclusion that Sabretooth's mutation forced him to become less human and more animal the older he got. Hence why his hair is almost whitish blonde in Xmen 1. He ages quicker than Wolverine does, and as such along with the growing feral nature, it makes sense why in the first movie he's doing nothing but practically growling and seems to remember nothing about Wolverine.

  • Anene Tochukwu

    Anene Tochukwu

     1 weeks ago

    I'm more confused



     1 weeks ago

    He may reheal but where bullit gose is it stay in inside.