The early years of James Logan, featuring his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed, his service in the special forces team Weapon X, and his experimentation into the metal-lined mutant Wolverine.

Director:

Gavin Hood

Writers:

David Benioff (screenplay), Skip Woods (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Logan / Wolverine
Liev Schreiber ... Victor Creed
Danny Huston ... Stryker
Will.i.am ... John Wraith
Lynn Collins ... Kayla Silverfox
Kevin Durand ... Fred Dukes
Dominic Monaghan ... Chris Bradley / Bolt
Taylor Kitsch ... Remy LeBeau
Daniel Henney ... Agent Zero
Ryan Reynolds ... Wade Wilson
Tim Pocock ... Scott Summers
Julia Blake ... Heather Hudson
Max Cullen ... Travis Hudson
Troye Sivan ... James
Michael-James Olsen Michael-James Olsen ... Young Victor
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Storyline

Two mutant brothers, Logan and Victor, born two hundred years ago, suffer childhood trauma and have only each other to depend on. Basically, they're fighters and killers, living from war to war throughout U.S. history. In modern times, a U.S. Colonel, Stryker, recruits them and other mutants as commandos. Logan quits and becomes a logger, falling in love with a local teacher. When Logan refuses to rejoin Stryker's crew, the Colonel sends the murderous Victor. Logan now wants revenge. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Witness the Origin.

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Controversy arose as the Queenstown Lakes District Council disputed the Department of Labour's decision to allow Twentieth Century Fox to store explosives in the local ice skating rink. Fox moved some of the explosives to another area. The explosives were used for a shot of the exploding Hudson Farm, a scene which required thirteen cameras. Hugh Jackman and Woz Productions reached an agreement with the council to allow recycling specialists on-set to advise the production on being environmentally friendly. See more »

Goofs

(at around 45 mins) At some point a car drives over a one lane bridge (before the Wolverine goes to the paddock). After the bridge an arrow pointing forward is on the left hand side of the road, revealing its filming locations of Australia and New Zealand. This also shows the old couple driving on the wrong side of the road, even though this was supposedly America. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Victor Creed: You're always sick.
Young James Logan: You were sick when you were my age.
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Crazy Credits

This is the first X-Film to have an opening credits sequence: Logan and Creed fight together through a montage of wars: the American Civil War, WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by the distributor before submission to the FSK to secure a "Not under 16" rating (the killing of the old couple is shortened, you don't see Wolverine igniting the gasoline). Ironically, the uncut version, submitted for the home video release, was rated "Not under 16" as well, thus rendering the cut theatrical version completely unnecessary. See more »


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Hávamál
Traditional
Arranged by Harry Gregson-Williams (uncredited)
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Not impressed
23 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

There are few elements that actually work in this prequel, but none of them are enough to compensate for the lack of creativity, poor execution, terrible writing and awful looking special effects, ruining what it could've been a potentially promising spin-off from a great character.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolverine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,058,003, 3 May 2009

Gross USA:

$179,883,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$373,062,864
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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