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.
Liev Schreiber had studied to be a fight choreographer, and wanted to be a dancer like Hugh Jackman, so he enjoyed developing and filming the Logan-Creed fights.
Young Victor Creed:
You're always sick.
Young James Logan: You were sick when you were my age.
Weapon XI has single long blades that run through the length of his arms. Since adamantium can't be bent, this would mean when the blades are retracted, Weapon XI can't bend his elbows. Yet in the "activating" scene, his elbow was bent.
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.
£6,658,979 (UK) (3 May 2009)
$179,883,157 (USA) (1 October 2009)