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WolverineWolverine (a.k.a.Logan, né James Howlett) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero and member of both the X-Men and another Marvel superhero team, the Avengers. He first appeared on the last page of The Incredible Hulk #180 (Oct. 1974), with his formal introduction in the following issue (#181, Nov. 1974). In the 1980s and 1990s, Wolverine rose to become one of Marvel's most popular characters. Wolverine is also significant for being (debatably) the only comic book superhero created after the mid-1960s to make a real impact as a major character with adequate ongoing popularity over the decades to grant him mainstream cultural recognition outside of comic-reading circles. Wolverine's pop-culture recognisability amongst laypeople is almost equivalent to that of Spider-Man and other much older characters such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, something that cannot be said of any other superhero created after the early years of Marvel.
Wolverine (film)Wolverine is a 2007 spin-off film based on the character Wolverine from the X-Men movies. Hugh Jackman will once again reprise his role of Wolverine. The plot of this film is said to be about Wolverine's continuing search to discover his past. Since the film is slated for a 2007 release the plot will most likely focus on the current story arc Wolverine:Origins & Endings.
David Benioff has been hired to pen the screenplay for this project. Mr. Benioff's previous work includes 25th Hour and Troy.
X-Men (film)X-Men is a United States action movie, first released in Australia on 13 July 2000. The film features a group of comic book superheroes called the X-Men. It formed a major part of the current revival in comic-book adaptation movies.
The movie was directed by Bryan Singer and explores the ideas of prejudice and discrimination in the United States. The screenplay was co-written by David Hayter (who has a cameo appearance in the film as a police officer), and Joss Whedon also made uncredited contributions. It wasn't until 1998 when young director Bryan Singer, famous for his critically acclaimed work with the thriller The Usual Suspects, signed to direct the movie. In 2000, 20th Century Fox released X-Men, a $75 million film adaptation of the comic book, directed by the innovative young director. The film featured Cyclops (James Marsden), Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) and Storm (Halle Berry) as leather-clad X-Men who also serve as teachers of Professor Xavier's (Patrick Stewart) School for the Gifted. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Rogue (Anna Paquin) were two mutant wanderers who crossed their path. The team battles Magneto (Ian McKellen), who created a machine that turned humans into mutants and planned to affect a congregation of world leaders. His Brotherhood of Mutants included Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos), Sabretooth (Tyler Mane) and Toad (Ray Park) The film gathered good reviews, approval from fans, and earned $157.3 million at the box office, helping usher in a new era of Marvel movies including 2002's Spider-Man and 2003's Daredevil and Hulk.
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