The Entire Wolverine Story Finally Gets Explained

  • Published: 29 November 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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Comments • 801

  • Looper
    Looper   5 days back

    Which movie with Wolverine do you think is the best?

    • Gulzaib Khan
      Gulzaib Khan  7 hours back

      Logan ..the best of the Wolverine saga..a true masterpiece ;)

      CRIMSON GHOST  14 hours back

      Well I like heros against villains , in this case Hulk verse Wolverine .

    • Akin Khoo
      Akin Khoo  19 hours back

      you actually got the last film wrong. the reason why there is no mutant is because the genetic engineering companies are suppressing mutant gene. that is why his power is fading, not because of his age, eating the antidote near the end, his power were restore to him for sometime.

    • Sarkastik Artist
      Sarkastik Artist  20 hours back


    • A M
      A M  20 hours back

      @dragon slayer Yassss....something, something, Deadpool, shovel, and additional shit that happens, lol.

  • Lucan Henrique
    Lucan Henrique  6 minutes back

    Hope Marvel Studios bring back Hugh as Wolvie <3

    • Henry Meyer
      Henry Meyer  49 minutes back

      Only a few storyteller are capeable to tell complicated storys like that.. Marvel itself NOT!

    • Ghőst Hunter
      Ghőst Hunter  1 hours back

      You just made it more complicated for me

      • Stjepan Blagaj
        Stjepan Blagaj  2 hours back

        total crap was ok before now it gets like stare wars crap

        • Euan Reid
          Euan Reid  2 hours back

          Yeah born in northern Alberta, Canada.

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            • Mark Crenshaw
              Mark Crenshaw  3 hours back

              So what about the last movie?

              • SVEN'S BF
                SVEN'S BF  4 hours back

                If anyone can replace Hugh from wolverine's character it is kenau Reeves.

                • Mustafa Abdu
                  Mustafa Abdu  4 hours back

                  its like they just wanted to make sequels and prequels and they didn't care if the story aligned together

                  • raman jariyal
                    raman jariyal  5 hours back

                    Van anyone give me the all movies of wolverine and names of movies

                    • Sotirios Papavasilopoulos

                      Great job making sense of all the mess ;)

                      • Walid Wal Id
                        Walid Wal Id  6 hours back

                        NO one, absolutely NO one can play wolverine better than Hugh jackmen

                        • theothermaverick
                          theothermaverick  7 hours back

                          Wolverine, Iron man, Captain... (╥﹏╥)
                          I'm not crying you are!

                          • Vijay Rawat
                            Vijay Rawat  7 hours back

                            Deep respect for Hugh Jackman aka wolverine/Logan 🤞🤞🙏🙏

                            • Vijay Rawat
                              Vijay Rawat  7 hours back

                              I felt sad when they said Logan is the last movie of wolverine after that I didn't get excited to watch any other part of x-men series.

                              RIP WOLVERINE

                              • Noro
                                Noro  9 hours back

                                Since Fox/Disney deal their explanation of timeline contradict each other. Example Days of Future Past and Endgame their timelines explanation are not the same

                                • Inane Observations
                                  Inane Observations  10 hours back

                                  An idiot with endless anger issues that heals fast. Can't learn from pain and continues his idiocy until he finaly dies a violent painful death.

                                  • Deva S
                                    Deva S  11 hours back

                                    xmen origins is the best

                                    • Unkindly Gnome
                                      Unkindly Gnome  12 hours back

                                      You forgot the scene with Deadpool walks up to his great with a syringe full of serum

                                      • yuchen jia
                                        yuchen jia  13 hours back

                                        So days of future past didnt do anything in the end

                                        • Saitama A-Hero-for-fun
                                          Saitama A-Hero-for-fun  13 hours back

                                          *The Man Comes Around*

                                          • Sourabh Gharde
                                            Sourabh Gharde  13 hours back

                                            you should have ended it with the clip in which Deadpool in near his grave...

                                            • Mr. Raymond
                                              Mr. Raymond  14 hours back

                                              Hey Disney, pay whatever you have to pay Hugh Jackman for him to be in Deadpool 3. The movie would make so much money and the chemistry between Hugh and Reynolds is something very special. I know it wont happen but it would be sold out everywhere and every fan would be able to die in peace. Whose with me?!?!

                                              • Syed Humza Reza
                                                Syed Humza Reza  16 hours back

                                                I really liked Logan the movie but it does squat for the xmen timeline. It's good as a solo movie just doesn't do the rest of the xmen justice. Well it is called Logan I guess

                                                • Joseph Esquivel
                                                  Joseph Esquivel  17 hours back

                                                  Yeah the Wolverine-Sabertooth storyline was probably one of the big plot holes in the history.

                                                  • ralf tammiste
                                                    ralf tammiste  17 hours back

                                                    This was really well explained and it all actually connects

                                                    • Harrison Ball
                                                      Harrison Ball  18 hours back

                                                      Hugh jackman come back one more ride i think kevin feige could do amazing things with the character

                                                      • Premier Prendergast
                                                        Premier Prendergast  19 hours back

                                                        If i were immortal like james i would be the valid victorion of the world first becomig an army guy, then president, then ride on nukes in to battle

                                                        • Charlie Jones
                                                          Charlie Jones  19 hours back

                                                          This took forever I’m glad I didn’t watch all them

                                                          • hxvoc
                                                            hxvoc  20 hours back

                                                            Ok seriously, Viktor Creed? So basically Adonis creed and viktor drago combined

                                                            • kajcsapapa
                                                              kajcsapapa  20 hours back

                                                              I find it hard to believe that anyone with a grown pair of balls can like/understand this bullshit. They could have made actual movies with all that money, not this kiddy bullshit

                                                              • Michael Audrey Myers
                                                                Michael Audrey Myers  20 hours back

                                                                Wolverine survived Nagasaki

                                                                • Jay J
                                                                  Jay J  20 hours back

                                                                  Hey let's finally make a Wolverine movie where we let him be the badass he really is .... ok but we'll make him old weak and take away his powers and then kill him What should we call it ? How about HOW NOT TO MAKE A WOLVERINE MOVIE ......

                                                                  • Michael Nadle
                                                                    Michael Nadle  20 hours back

                                                                    The title should be changed for this video.

                                                                    • Chino Sparks
                                                                      Chino Sparks  21 hours back

                                                                      The ending of logan will ALWAYS fuck me up 😭

                                                                      • synfax
                                                                        synfax  21 hours back


                                                                        I never realized holy shit

                                                                        • Gucciflip_flop Ninja
                                                                          Gucciflip_flop Ninja  22 hours back

                                                                          Marvel be killing their best characters now

                                                                          • Isaiah Deck
                                                                            Isaiah Deck  23 hours back

                                                                            So we jus gon pretend like Charles’ death wasn’t depressing and just feels wrong?

                                                                            • Theak47forall
                                                                              Theak47forall  24 hours back

                                                                              OK...."miraculously has his adomantium claws back"......ermmmm the dude has MAGNETO next to him. You think he can't coat the claws again ????

                                                                              • Yacky 1950
                                                                                Yacky 1950  24 hours back

                                                                                How did logan got his claws back??

                                                                                • Piyush Anand
                                                                                  Piyush Anand  1 days back

                                                                                  I didn’t want to move on. Now after 13:03 minutes you are making me!

                                                                                  • NaaffaX
                                                                                    NaaffaX  1 days back

                                                                                    Im so glad i didnt watch this entire sequence of movies. I reslly didn't like the whole story and would have surely wasted my time on it. Im satisfied just watching this summary

                                                                                    • Tony Vazquez
                                                                                      Tony Vazquez  1 days back

                                                                                      My Theory is that Sabertooth was experimented on and became more feral making him more of an animal...

                                                                                      • Sayan Mondal
                                                                                        Sayan Mondal  1 days back

                                                                                        still you do not have those answers

                                                                                        • OnlyGoodSHHH
                                                                                          OnlyGoodSHHH  1 days back

                                                                                          "Finally Gets Explained"? all you did was recite the events of the movies....hat we already

                                                                                          • Bryan L olds97_lss
                                                                                            Bryan L olds97_lss  20 hours back

                                                                                            I didn't catch the "heart in hand" reference at the end of logan or the fact that Xavier killed all the xmen. Still... yeah. Pretty much just a summation of what we saw.

                                                                                        • Victoria Noguera
                                                                                          Victoria Noguera  1 days back


                                                                                          • Emilio Acevedo
                                                                                            Emilio Acevedo  1 days back

                                                                                            Thanks for the very detailed explanation. In my opinion the movie Logan was very bad didn't like the way he ended up dying.