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 • 859

  • Looper
    Looper   6 days back

    Which movie with Wolverine do you think is the best?

    • Scott Doerner
      Scott Doerner  3 hours back

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

    • 5cell
      5cell  4 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  4 hours back

      Origins wolverine

    • Rahul Star
      Rahul Star  1 days back

      Its over no more Logan for us

    • Gulzaib Khan
      Gulzaib Khan  2 days back

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

  • QuickSaaand
    QuickSaaand  57 minutes 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  1 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  2 hours back

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

        • Anthony Bautista
          Anthony Bautista  2 hours back

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

          • Alyssa Dyer
            Alyssa Dyer  6 hours back

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

            • Thomas Lowery
              Thomas Lowery  9 hours back

              You forgot you forgot wolverine in the second fc movie

              • Deepak P
                Deepak P  12 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  12 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  15 hours back

                    How is Xavier alive?

                    • Anubhav Kesarwani
                      Anubhav Kesarwani  16 hours back

                      I could never be so thankful.

                      • st ch
                        st ch  19 hours back

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

                        • ntrovRT Hemi
                          ntrovRT Hemi  19 hours 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  19 hours 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  19 hours back

                              Great video!

                              • Paulo Casco
                                Paulo Casco  19 hours back

                                How is this an explanation. Complete 10 min waste.

                                • PaPiRiCoSuAvE
                                  PaPiRiCoSuAvE  23 hours 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  23 hours back


                                    • tt9 yi
                                      tt9 yi  23 hours 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.  1 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  1 days back

                                              Its 2 late for explanation
                                              Wait 1 M views

                                              • Grainger Dpel
                                                Grainger Dpel  1 days back

                                                what about that short clip where deadpool find his grave?

                                                • Harmonic Resonance
                                                  Harmonic Resonance  1 days back

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

                                                  • Cortez Smith
                                                    Cortez Smith  1 days back

                                                    Then Deadpool shows up to Logan’s gravesite lol

                                                    • ice cream men
                                                      ice cream men  1 days back

                                                      Wow thx i was behind on all xman movies.

                                                      • KevinLaKing
                                                        KevinLaKing  1 days back

                                                        No one in the world can replace hugh Jackman

                                                        • Crash765
                                                          Crash765  1 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  1 days back

                                                            Sweeeeet. Thank you.

                                                            • vongolafam15
                                                              vongolafam15  1 days back

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

                                                              • Lucan Henrique
                                                                Lucan Henrique  1 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 ;)

                                                                                • Walid Wal Id
                                                                                  Walid Wal Id  2 days back

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

                                                                                  • theothermaverick
                                                                                    theothermaverick  2 days back

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

                                                                                    • Vijay Rawat
                                                                                      Vijay Rawat  2 days back

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

                                                                                      • Vijay Rawat
                                                                                        Vijay Rawat  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days 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.