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.
Bryan Singer (who directed X-Men (2000) and X2: X-Men United (2003)), Brett Ratner (who directed X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)), Len Wiseman, Alexandre Aja, and Zack Snyder all expressed interest in directing this movie, before Gavin Hood was hired.
Young Victor Creed:
You're always sick.
Young James Logan: You were sick when you were my age.
The unit patch that Stryker wears in Africa is 1st Infantry Division of the US Army -nicknamed "The Big Red One" because it's shoulder patch is a green shield with only a red 1 in it. It is the only subdued shoulder patch to have the color red until 2007 when it was changed. The patch Stryker is wearing is a brown shield with a black 1, made after 2007.
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)