Wolverine, Origin - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 11 minutes

Premier: 2013-07-09

Wolverine, Origin - X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Netflix

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics fictional character Wolverine, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment of the X-Men film series and the first spin-off of its standalone Wolverine trilogy. The film was directed by Gavin Hood, written by David Benioff and Skip Woods, and produced by and starring Hugh Jackman. It co-stars Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, and Ryan Reynolds. The film is a prequel/spin-off focusing on the violent past of the mutant Wolverine and his relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed. The plot details Wolverine's childhood as James Howlett (Troye Sivan), his early encounters with Major William Stryker, his time with Team X, and the bonding of Wolverine's skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program. The film was mostly shot in Australia and New Zealand, with Canada also serving as a location. Filming took place from January to May 2008. Production and post-production were troubled, with delays due to the weather and Jackman's other commitments, an incomplete screenplay that was still being written in Los Angeles while principal photography rolled in Australia, conflicts arising between director Hood and Fox's executives, and an unfinished workprint being leaked on the Internet one month before the film's debut. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released worldwide on May 1, 2009, the film was a financial success, opening at the top of the box office and grossing $179 million in the United States and Canada and over $373 million worldwide. Due to the mixed critical reaction and despite its success at the box office, the plans for X-Men Origins: Magneto were ultimately cancelled and its working draft script was handed over to Matthew Vaughn and his prequel; X-Men: First Class. A second Wolverine film, The Wolverine, was released in 2013 to positive reviews and greater commercial success. A third film, Logan, was cited by critics as one of the best superhero films, and marked Hugh Jackman's final portrayal of the character.

Wolverine, Origin - Sequels - Netflix

Wolverine was set to be the first of a series of X-Men Origins prequels, with the other being focused on Magneto. However, X-Men Origins: Magneto entered development hell and was eventually canceled. X-Men: First Class, released in 2011, was another prequel to the series. Set in 1962, the film features a young Professor X and Magneto and the foundation of the X-Men. In 2013, a second Wolverine film was released titled The Wolverine, set years after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, but mostly serving as a stand-alone sequel. The follow-up to First Class, 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, was confirmed to erase the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine through retroactive continuity. A third Wolverine film titled Logan was released on March 3, 2017. It is Hugh Jackman's last time portraying the character. The 2016 spin-off film Deadpool and its 2018 sequel Deadpool 2 feature Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the title character. Several jokes are aimed at the expense of the version of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine due to the negative reaction of the character's portrayal. A Deadpool 2 mid-credits scene depicts that film's version of Wilson traveling backwards in time to the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to kill the widely criticized Weapon XI interpretation of Deadpool.

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