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 • 873

  • Looper
    Looper   7 days back

    Which movie with Wolverine do you think is the best?

    • Gaming Turd
      Gaming Turd  1 hours back


      SECRET NERD BASE  3 hours back

      @jerinho LOL :)

    • Scott Doerner
      Scott Doerner  14 hours back

      When he goes back in time, to help Charles become who he is. Xmen days of future past

    • 5cell
      5cell  15 hours back

      @ShANe BonDy but I doubt Sabretooth was alive during this timeline. Wolverine killed all X-Men including Sabretooth, right?

    • Viraj Patel
      Viraj Patel  15 hours back

      Origins wolverine

  • boel kankwanda
    boel kankwanda  2 hours back

    And then Deadpool saved him 🤔

      PARWINDER SINGH  2 hours back

      After huge Jackman only Karl Urban is perfect for logan

      • esoteric doctor
        esoteric doctor  4 hours back

        hugh jackman should continue making wolverine movies

        • De Evolve
          De Evolve  8 hours back

          A HUGE BUZZ KILL ENDING. :( :( :(

          • itz ratni
            itz ratni  8 hours back

            Charles's xavier dies 2 times first in xmen 3?

            • Bunny Bunny
              Bunny Bunny  9 hours back

              Rictor, Bobby, Jamaica, Rebecca, and Delilah

              Rictor, Bobby, Jamaica, Rebecca, and Delilah

              Rictor, Bobby, Jamaica, Rebecca, and Delilah

              • QuickSaaand
                QuickSaaand  12 hours back

                I know in Logan it was mentioned the rest of the X Men were dead ,but I was wondering what happened.
                I didn't know that Professor X had killed the rest of the X-Men with his powers I totally missed that part in the movie.
                You JUST KNOW know they going to make a movie out of that storyline though!💰

                • Deepak Kumar Singh
                  Deepak Kumar Singh  12 hours back

                  Gets explained????? Where in the video you explained what everyone was confused about? Like how he got admantium claws back, how he got capture. You basically told what everyone already knew.

                  • Adventures with Frodo
                    Adventures with Frodo  13 hours back

                    The witches and wizards of Harry potter are far scarier and should be destroyed.

                    • Anthony Bautista
                      Anthony Bautista  13 hours back

                      What’s the sequence? Can somebody give the movie sequence. Thanks!

                      • Alyssa Dyer
                        Alyssa Dyer  17 hours back

                        Wait, if Logan already had metal claws why did he need that atamantium procedure done?

                        • Thomas Lowery
                          Thomas Lowery  20 hours back

                          You forgot you forgot wolverine in the second fc movie

                          • Deepak P
                            Deepak P  23 hours back

                            Wow , thats nice explanation , now please someone please list all the movies in same chronological ordered as explained .
                            Respect to Hugh Jackman. You Sir are a legend.

                            • leb316
                              leb316  23 hours back

                              This video does a pretty good job explaining Wolverine's timeline. Lots of people still don't know that Wolverine's death was prophesized in The Wolverine. Even though they never make it clear, I believe Logan takes place in the same timeline as Days of Future Past several years after Wolverine regains his memories.

                              • Emanuel Esteva
                                Emanuel Esteva  1 days back

                                How is Xavier alive?

                                • Anubhav Kesarwani
                                  Anubhav Kesarwani  1 days back

                                  I could never be so thankful.

                                  • st ch
                                    st ch  1 days back

                                    They couldn't figure out the anti gravity hair though in X24

                                    • ntrovRT Hemi
                                      ntrovRT Hemi  1 days back

                                      "Do you know what happens to a toad when it gets struck by lightning?
                                      Same thing that happens to everything else"

                                      10% chance of death and some badass scars?

                                      • Kevin Mobley
                                        Kevin Mobley  1 days back

                                        Wolverine can't die.. Not a fan of the last one.. so because he lives for two centuries of whatever he got old and his power stopped working because it a man to him Wolverine's power prevents disease anything like that he doesn't age you stopped aging at the age of 35 I think it was I hate how they Twisted Logan round and how you got like poison from them antium that's crazy if you look up his stats that would never happen but I guess it's the movies and I got to change it over to somebody else but not a fan of Logan

                                        • Kris Weng
                                          Kris Weng  1 days back

                                          Great video!

                                          • Paulo Casco
                                            Paulo Casco  1 days back

                                            How is this an explanation. Complete 10 min waste.

                                            • PaPiRiCoSuAvE
                                              PaPiRiCoSuAvE  1 days back

                                              can't we just resurrect logan and have hugh jackman play him until he dies? :( .... i know wolverine will lijkely return but not played by jackman.....hugh jackman owned that role hands down

                                              • Two Eyes
                                                Two Eyes  1 days back


                                                • tt9 yi
                                                  tt9 yi  1 days back

                                                  NightCrawler opening X2 was Epic...

                                                  • Ran Atash
                                                    Ran Atash  1 days back

                                                    But wolverine never died, because there is a lot of timeline. Especially that maybe in this timeline that wolverine died someone from another timeline rivive him or help him to live again

                                                    • Paul Phelps
                                                      Paul Phelps  1 days back

                                                      There is a cut scene from Logan which has Deadpool come to Logan’s grave.

                                                      • Daniel Hernández L.
                                                        Daniel Hernández L.  2 days back

                                                        But... LOGAN movie isn’t supposed it happens in another universe/world?? I think the film director said that

                                                        • Worst website
                                                          Worst website  2 days back

                                                          Its 2 late for explanation
                                                          Wait 1 M views

                                                          • Grainger Dpel
                                                            Grainger Dpel  2 days back

                                                            what about that short clip where deadpool find his grave?

                                                            • Harmonic Resonance
                                                              Harmonic Resonance  2 days back

                                                              Definitely don't check out my amature page ... It's not ok thanks. xx

                                                              • Cortez Smith
                                                                Cortez Smith  2 days back

                                                                Then Deadpool shows up to Logan’s gravesite lol

                                                                • ice cream men
                                                                  ice cream men  2 days back

                                                                  Wow thx i was behind on all xman movies.

                                                                  • KevinLaKing
                                                                    KevinLaKing  2 days back

                                                                    No one in the world can replace hugh Jackman

                                                                    • Crash765
                                                                      Crash765  2 days back

                                                                      I interpret that "heart in his hand" prophecy differently. I think Yukio was seeing a vision of later in that same movie when Logan was removing that mechanical parasite thing from his own heart. He literally had his own heart in his hand, there was blood everywhere and his heart stopped for quite a while afterwards.

                                                                      • Thor Hamm
                                                                        Thor Hamm  2 days back

                                                                        Sweeeeet. Thank you.

                                                                        • vongolafam15
                                                                          vongolafam15  2 days back

                                                                          I’m sorry I think I got lost after the time travel talk started 😅

                                                                          • Lucan Henrique
                                                                            Lucan Henrique  2 days back

                                                                            Hope Marvel Studios bring back Hugh as Wolvie <3

                                                                            • Henry Meyer
                                                                              Henry Meyer  2 days back

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

                                                                            • Ghőst Hunter
                                                                              Ghőst Hunter  2 days back

                                                                              You just made it more complicated for me

                                                                              • Stjepan Blagaj
                                                                                Stjepan Blagaj  2 days back

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

                                                                                • Euan Reid
                                                                                  Euan Reid  2 days back

                                                                                  Yeah born in northern Alberta, Canada.

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                                                                                  • Mark Crenshaw
                                                                                    Mark Crenshaw  2 days back

                                                                                    So what about the last movie?

                                                                                    • SVEN'S BF
                                                                                      SVEN'S BF  2 days back

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

                                                                                    • Mustafa Abdu
                                                                                      Mustafa Abdu  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                                                        • Sotirios Papavasilopoulos

                                                                                          Great job making sense of all the mess ;)