Wolverine is a popular character from Marvel Comics and the X-Men film series. He is a mutant who has a healing factor, adamantium claws, and a fierce personality. Here are some facts about his origin and history:
- Wolverine was born as James Howlett in Canada in the late 19th century. He discovered his mutant powers when he killed his biological father, Thomas Logan, who had murdered his adoptive father, John Howlett.
- Wolverine then ran away with his half-brother, Victor Creed, who also had a healing factor and animal-like abilities. They fought in many wars, such as the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.
- Wolverine was later recruited by a secret government program called Weapon X, which experimented on him and bonded his skeleton with a metal alloy called adamantium, making him virtually indestructible.
- Wolverine escaped from Weapon X and joined the X-Men, a team of mutants led by Professor Charles Xavier, who fought for peace and coexistence between humans and mutants. He also became a mentor and father figure to many young mutants, such as Rogue, Jubilee, and X-23.
- Wolverine has a complicated love life, having been involved with many women, such as Jean Grey, Mariko Yashida, Silver Fox, and Mystique. He also has a long-standing rivalry with his half-brother, Sabretooth, who often tries to kill him.
- Wolverine is portrayed by Hugh Jackman in the X-Men film series, which consists of nine films, including three solo films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017). Jackman’s performance as Wolverine has been widely praised by fans and critics, and he holds the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero.