Wolverine in other media

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Adaptations of Wolverine in other media
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Original sourceComics published by Marvel Comics
First appearanceCameo appearance: The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974)
Full appearance: The Incredible Hulk #181 (November 1974) (October 1974)
Films and television
Film(s)
Television
show(s)
Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)
Audio presentations
Radio show(s)Wolverine: The Long Night (Podcast series)
Games
Video game(s)

Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is one of the few X-Men characters to be included in every media adaptation of the X-Men franchise, including film, television, cartoons, podcasts, computer and video games, and is the only one to have starred in his own video games.

Television

1980s

1990s

Wolverine from the X-Men animated series from 1992 to 1997.
  • Wolverine appears among the main cast of the X-Men animated TV series, voiced by Cathal J. Dodd. He frequently mocks Gambit, calling him "Cajun." Wolverine was also a close friend of Morph, feeling saddened by his supposed death. He often spends time by himself, but has a soft spot for Jubilee – the X-Men's rookie. Unlike other versions, this version of Wolverine acquired his claws when his skeleton was bonded with adamantium. He wears the character's classic yellow and blue costume from the comics.
  • Wolverine appears in the episodes "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 4: The Mutant Agenda" and "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 5: Mutants Revenge" of the 1994 Spider-Man animated TV series, also voiced by Dodd.

2000s

Wolverine in X-Men: Evolution.
  • In the 2000–2003 animated television series X-Men: Evolution, Wolverine, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery, provides the teenaged X-Men with battle training and creates conflict among his younger teammates. Unlike most versions, Wolverine did not sport his signature muttonchops and was noticeably taller. Voice-actor Scott McNeil portrays him.
  • Wolverine is featured in Wolverine and the X-Men. In this cartoon series, Wolverine is tasked with leading the X-Men and carrying out orders from Professor Xavier (who is in a coma in the present, but communicates through his body from the future). Steve Blum plays the lead role.
  • Wolverine appears in the fifth episode of the first season of Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. motion comic. In this series, he is voiced by Jeffrey Hedquist.
  • Wolverine appears in the Astonishing X-Men motion comic, voiced by Marc Thompson and later by Brian Drummond.[2][3]
  • Steve Blum voices Wolverine for The Super Hero Squad Show series on Cartoon Network as a member of the squad.
  • As part of a four-series collaboration between the Japanese Madhouse animation house and Marvel, Wolverine starred in a twelve-episode anime series named Marvel Anime: Wolverine, which premiered in Japan on Animax and in the United States on G4 in 2011. The series focuses on him going to Japan to investigate A.I.M.. Steve Blum dubbed the role of Wolverine in the English version of Marvel Anime: X-Men. Logan also appears during the fourth episode of the Iron Man and the seventh episode of the Blade portion of the collaboration. He is voiced by Rikiya Koyama in the Japanese version and Milo Ventimiglia in the English dubbed version.

2010s

  • Wolverine appears in the second episode of the first season of Black Panther cartoon series, voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. He, Cyclops, and Nightcrawler were with Storm when she was using Cerebro and finds out that Juggernaut is assisting in the attack on Wakanda.
  • Wolverine appears during a flashback scene of the fourth episode 4 of the prequel micro-series to the animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, voiced again by Steve Blum. Logan fights alongside Captain America and other heroes as a Howling Commandos soldier in World War II. He is referred to as Howlett, which corresponds with his birth name of James Howlett. Wolverine also appears in the "New Avengers" episode (second season) as part of the New Avengers, a team set up by Tony Stark as a fail-safe in case the main Avengers would be unable to fight. Wolverine is summoned and joins with Spider-Man, Heroes for Hire members Luke Cage and Iron Fist, War Machine and the Fantastic Four's Thing to fight Kang the Conqueror. He and the rest of the New Avengers appears again in the series' finale, "Avengers Assemble".
  • Wolverine appears in the Wolverine: Origin motion comic, voiced by Alessandro Juliani.[3]
  • In Disney XD's Marvel Universe programs, Wolverine (voiced again by Steve Blum) is sporting his mainstream-version brown and yellow costume.
  • Wolverine appears in the Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk motion comic, voiced by Brian Drummond.[3]
  • Wolverine appears in the anime series Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, voiced by Steve Blum.[3]
  • Wolverine appears in the Wolverine versus Sabretooth motion comic, voiced by Brian Drummond.[3]
  • Wolverine appears in the Wolverine: Weapon X motion comic, voiced by Brian Drummond.[3]

Films

Animation

Live-action

Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman, has appeared in ten installments of the X-Men film series.

Logan as portrayed by Hugh Jackman has been a central figure of the X-Men film series, appearing in nine films (2000–2017).

Video games

Wolverine is a playable character (often the primary or default playable character) in all X-Men video games and many Marvel video games in general.

Solo games

Video games featuring Wolverine as the lead character are Wolverine (1991) for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (1994) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis, X-Men: Wolverine's Rage (2001) for the Game Boy Color, X2: Wolverine's Revenge (2003), voiced by Mark Hamill, for GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Mac, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), voiced by Hugh Jackman, for Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, and Xbox 360.

In September 2021, it was revealed in a PlayStation showcase stream that Insomniac Games is developing a standalone Wolverine game titled Marvel's Wolverine for the PlayStation 5. The game will be set in the same universe as Insomniac's other Marvel games, 2018's Marvel's Spider-Man, its upcoming sequel, and the 2020 spin-off title Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.[5]

X-Men related games

Wolverine appears as character in the following X-Men games.

Playable

Not playable

Spider-Man related games

  • Wolverine also appears in several Spider-Man related games, beginning with 1992's Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge, and followed by a cameo in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the Game Boy and as a poster on a wall in the 2000 Spider-Man video game.
  • The Ultimate Marvel version of Wolverine appears as a boss in the Ultimate Spider-Man video game, voiced by Keith Szarabajka. He is fought inside a pub while playing as Venom, after throwing his motorcycle through the wall of the pub, causing Wolverine to attack Venom in retaliation. However, Venom proves stronger and defeats Wolverine, knocking him unconscious.
  • Wolverine appears as both an ally and a boss in Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, voiced by Steve Blum. He first appears shortly before the symbiote invasion that will consume Manhattan, ambushing Spider-Man at Hell's Kitchen, as he can smell symbiotes and believes him to be one. The two engage in a brief battle, during which he asks Spider-Man several questions to determine if Spider-Man is a symbiote or not. Regardless of the player giving wrong answers, Wolverine eventually trusts Spider-Man and the two settle their differences. Afterwards, they begin briefly working together to track down and defeat several hidden symbiotes, and Wolverine becomes an ally that the player can summon at any time during gameplay to help them fight enemies. Later, during the symbiote invasion, Wolverine helps Spider-Man evacuate a church full of civilians. After the evacuation is complete, Wolverine is attacked by two burly Symbiotes, which dog pile him to the ground and, thus, turn into a monstrous symbiote version of himself, fueled by rage. Symbiote Wolverine then battles Spider-Man, even using some symbiote pods to gain a temporary armor, but is ultimately defeated by the web-slinger. Depending on the player's choice, Spider-Man can either let Wolverine remove the symbiote himself by using his claws to gut himself, or remove the symbiote by force and then rip Wolverine in half (ironically, Wolverine has suggested doing this to Spider-Man earlier, if he ever became infected by a symbiote); the latter choice will cause Wolverine to angrily swear to kill Spider-Man, thus making Wolverine unavailable as an ally for the rest of the game. If the player chooses to activate the device meant to destroy all the symbiotes and stop the invasion, Wolverine is seen in the final mission of the game, fighting the symbiotes aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier alongside the other hero allies, while Spider-Man plants bombs to destroy the Helicarrier and stop Venom for good. In both evil endings (if the player chose to destroy the device), after Spider-Man takes over the symbiote army and rules over Manhattan, Black Widow enlists a symbiote infected Wolverine, who this time is in full control of his symbiote, to hunt Spider-Man down and bring him to her dead or alive, with Symbiote Wolverine opting for the former option.
    • In the PlayStation 2 and PSP versions of the game, Wolverine is an assist character who will slash enemies with his claws.
  • The Ultimate Marvel version of Wolverine is referenced in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. He is mentioned in Deadpool's level in the Ultimate dimension, where Deadpool briefly refers to the time he and Spider-Man switched brains. Wolverine also makes a cameo appearance in the Hobgoblin level in the 2099 dimension as a visual display, seemingly borrowing the design from Hulk Vs.

Other Marvel related games

Super Hero Squad games

  • Wolverine appears as a playable character in the Marvel Super Hero Squad video game and its sequel, with Steve Blum voicing the role.
  • Wolverine appears as a playable character in the game Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat, again voiced by Steve Blum.
  • Wolverine is a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, and have five forms: his normal yellow and blue outfit, his classic yellow and brown outfit, an "Avenger" outfit, jeans and white T-shirt outfit and a samurai outfit with the Murasama blade. Steve Blum reprises his voicing role.

Other games

Novels

Wolverine appears in the X-Men/Star Trek crossover novel Planet X. In it, he befriends Worf, who has a similar appreciation of combat and fighting. Wolverine programs the holodeck of the Enterprise-E to simulate Sabretooth, the Blob, Unus the Untouchable, and Juggernaut for him and Worf to fight.

Podcasts

In 2017, Marvel Entertainment announced its first foray into podcasting with a new series centering around Wolverine, Wolverine: The Long Night. The series, produced by Stitcher is a detective story set in Alaska starring Richard Armitage as the amnesiac titular character as he gets involved in an investigation by two FBI agents on several murders. The creator of the show has said it would explore connections to Wolverine's past such as Weapon X, World War II-era Japan, and his past relationships.[13][14] A 2018 follow up series, The Lost Trail, followed Wolverine, again voiced by Armitage, to Louisiana where mutants were being kidnapped.[15]

In 2021, Marvel New Media and Sirius XM announced Marvel's Wastelanders, a series of podcasts set in a version of the Old Man Logan universe. One of the announced titles features Wolverine.[16]

Live performance

See also

References

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