PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Production went into difficulties due to creative conflicts between Gavin Hood and the studio. Richard Donner, Lauren Shuler Donner's husband, had to fly to the set to ease tensions.
Young Victor Creed:
You're always sick.
Young James Logan: You were sick when you were my age.
(at around 24 mins) Wolverine puts the wrong end of the cigar into his mouth shortly before Zero shoots it, or so it seems. In fact, the head of his cigar is merely raggedly clipped and heavily chewed, and can be seen as such in previous shots.
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.
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.
$85,058,003 3 May 2009