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.


Gavin Hood


David Benioff (screenplay), Skip Woods (screenplay)
1,488 ( 223)
3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Logan / Wolverine
Liev Schreiber ... Victor Creed
Danny Huston ... Stryker ... 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


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Witness the Origin.


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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Did You Know?


Originally Before X-Men: First Class, there was a sequel planned to explain the origins of Magneto, titled X-Men Origins: Magneto, but the idea became First Class. See more »


(at around 1h 2 mins) As Logan lunges at Blob in the boxing ring, you can hear him screaming, but his mouth is closed. See more »


[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

For the X-Men trilogy, when the 20th Century Fox logo fades away, the 'X' in the logo stays for a second longer before it also fades away. For this film, the 'X' disappears with the rest of the word. 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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User Reviews

The Best There Is At What He Does! Exactly the Wolverine I wanted to see!
14 May 2009 | by Allswell007See all my reviews

Forget tedious expose and pointless set up, the movie delivers a crisp story and exactly the Wolverine I wanted to see. This is a pure meat and potatoes movie. Stick with me on the food analogy. I've seen some complain about subsidiary characters but when the main course is this good and this filling, who cares? Whining about Gambit, Wade Wilson and company is like whining that the mushrooms aren't as good as they should be when the steak is juicy and remarkably tasty. Great kick-ass action, remarkable visuals, a coherent plot, this is definitely the highlight of the year so far. As I like to note, a must see event film if there ever was one. Anyone that says otherwise isn't telling the truth. I can't think of a truly weak moment in the film because the pace is near perfect. It's strong from start to finish. The powerful moments resonate throughout the film, both the tremendous action and the heartfelt moments. The confrontations are simply incredible, best of the series.

Wonderful film for fan and non-fan alike. Highly Recommended.

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Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,058,003, 3 May 2009

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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