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Watch Wolverine Movies In The Correct Order

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There are only three Wolverine movies (solo) in the X-Men Cinematic Universe, but Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has appeared in ten films. It can be tough to keep track of the timeline.

If you are just interested in Wolverine movies, the three are:

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • Logan (2017)

But to understand the character itself and the whole story, best if you could also watch him in the other X-Men movies. You can’t separate Wolverine and the X-Men.

If you want to watch them in order, this is what I recommend to watch.

Wolverine Movies: Chronological Order

Wolverine movies - his cameo in X-Men: First Class (2011)
  1. X-Men: First Class (2011) – Wolverine has only a brief cameo in First Class, but it is important to understand future events involving him and the X-Men. By the way, in the movie, he only said “Go *uck yourself”.
  2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  3. X-Men (2000)
  4. X-2: X-Men United (2003)
  5. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  6. The Wolverine (2013)
  7. X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
  8. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – Another Wolverine cameo. Near the end of the film, Jean Grey and Scott Summers release a captive Wolverine. This sequence shows a wild Wolverine in a feral rage mowing down Stryker’s men. He doesn’t know who he is, but luckily Jean manages to restore some of his memory before Wolverine escapes.
  9. Deadpool 2 (2018) – Wolverine appeared only in the credit scene. Deadpool uses Cable’s time-traveling tech to take him back in time and change some critical events. One which include an appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he travels in time to kill the Deadpool version of that movie.
  10. Logan (2017)

Here is the X-men Movies in order. Wolverine did not appear at all in only two X-Men movies.

X-Men Movies: Release order

  1. X-Men (2000)
  2. X-2: X-Men United (2003)
  3. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  5. X-Men: First Class (2011) – As mentioned above.
  6. The Wolverine (2013)
  7. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  8. Deadpool (2016) – Wolverine does not appear in this movie.
  9. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
  10. Logan (2017)
  11. Deadpool 2 (2018) – As mentioned above.
  12. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) – Wolverine does not appear in this movie.

If you are only interested in Wolverine, you can skip X-Men: First Class, Deadpool (the first one) and X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019), but it is only 3 movies less, might as well watch them all.

My review on Wolverine Solo Movies:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins is the first movie of the well-known Wolverine series. The movie starts with James Howlett witnessing his father’s murder in 1845 as a little boy. Seeking revenge, he shoves his mutant claws into the killer’s stomach. After the murder, he fled with his mutant half brother Victor.

For a century, they roam around the world as soldiers. They live both world wars and even the Vietnam war. Amid war terrors, Victor tries to harass the Vietnamese women and kill the intruding officer. Trying to help, James also gets arrested. Both brothers are sentenced to jail, where they meet Stryker. Here starts an amazing story as Stryker offers them to join membership for Team X. The gang of different mutants.  

Amazing cinematography and ever twisting plot made me watch the whole movie with no gap. The characters with amazing mutant capabilities make it an unforgettable movie. Twist at the end was guessable. Yet it does not affect the movie’s charm. James getting operated for becoming immortal would give goosebumps to anyone.  

The Wolverine

This film deals with the aftermath of Wolverine killing Jean Grey at the end of The Last Stand. The memories of Jean Grey, who he killed to save the world, torments him every night. Wolverine distances himself from the X-Men, but conflicts follow him to Japan, where he must confront his past.

He seeks the quiet life in Yukon, attempting to renounce his life of violence.

Yukio, an incredible mutant girl who can foresee the death of individuals, approaches him. She informs him that Ichiro Yashida needs to see him.

In 1945, Logan is in a Japanese POW camp. Amid horrible blasts in Nagasaki, he saves an Officer Ichiro Yashida. He takes the officer into a tunnel and hurls himself over his body to protect him from blast.  

Ichiro Yashida is now the head of the Yashida Corporation, and is dying of cancer.

The actual story begins when Ichiro makes an epic offer to Logan for mutual benefit. If Logan transfers his healing abilities to Ichiro, it will save Ichiro’s life. Whereas Logan could get rid of his immortality, who he sees as a curse.  

The remarkable depiction of the second world war’s horrors and terrible explosions of Nagasaki hooked me from the very start. The character of evil mutant woman Doctor Green, the fighting Ninjas and twists of Logan not healing made my time worth watching the movie. I liked Silver Samurai, an electromechanical suit of Japanese armor with energized swords made of adamantium.  

Logan

Wolverine movie - Logan

Logan is the last installment of the Wolverine solo movie series. The movie present time is in the year 2029. Logan’s healing abilities are on the verge of decline. No mutants have been born for 25 years. The entire mutant race is almost obliterated.  Logan and mutant tracker Caliban faces a multitude of challenges.

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There is Charles Xavier, Logan’s mentor and founder of X-men. He is in his 90s. His dementia disease causes him to have destructive seizures that take the toll of hundreds of human lives.  

Twist starts when Logan agrees to escort Gabriela Lopez and Laura to Eden, a refuge in North Dakota. Gabriela Lopez is a former nurse for biotechnology corporation Alkali-Transigen. After Gabriela’s murder, Logan faces her killer Donald Pierce.  He is Transigen’s cyborg chief of security.

Pierce is looking for Laura because she and Logan have common powers. While Caliban faces torture while tracking Laura, Logan somehow escapes Pierce.

The story takes an amazing turn when a video on Gabriela’s phone comes to light. It turns out that Transigen created Laura and other children from mutant DNA to become weapons, and Laura was created from Logan’s DNA. Laura’s affection for him makes everyone cry at the end.  

What do I like about Logan?

I see Logan, as the best superhero movie of its time.  

The plot revolves around a beautiful young mutant girl, Laura. She is Logan’s daughter and has extra fighting prowess. She is just like Wolverine. Her character is amazing.  

I also find it better than the previous two sequels of the wolverine. The first reason for this is a goal-driven plot. In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wolverine had slightly less interesting goals and the 2013 sequel had no goal at all.

Second, I think the future is always more interesting than the past. The future is unfamiliar.

The bleak future photography is alluring. The dystopian plots are difficult to handle. But the efforts of the production team are admirable. A delightful portrayal of the future as distant as 2029 is appreciable.  

I would like to say that Logan is a straightforward muscular movie that preserves the exotic idealism of X-Men. Watch the movie with a keen eye and you fall in love with the character of Logan.

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Who Should Play Wolverine in the MCU?

In all the Wolverine and X-Men movies above, the Wolverine character is played by Hugh Jackman.

Marvel is still keeping fans in the dark regarding their plans to introduce the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It would be impossible for anyone to top Hugh Jackman based on what he did so far for his role as the Wolverine.

So, who do you think is the most suitable to replace him?

I would love to see Keanu Reeves as Wolverine. It would be cool to see John Wick with the adamantium claws.

If you can’t get enough of Wolverine, read the Wolverine Comics or get yourself a Wolverine action figure or any of those from the Wolverine and the X-Men.

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