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)
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 from the X-Men animated series from 1992 to 1997.

2000s

Wolverine in X-Men: Evolution.
Wolverine in X-Men: Evolution.

2010s

2020s

Films

Animation

Live-action

Main article: Logan (film series character)

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

Logan as portrayed by Hugh Jackman has been a central figure of the 20th Century Fox X-Men film series, appearing in nine films (2000–2017).

Video games

See also: List of X-Men 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 (NES), 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. Another NES game titled Wolverine was in development in 1989, developed by Zippo Games for Rare but it was cancelled.[10]

In September 2021, Insomniac Games announced at the PlayStation Showcase event that they would develop a standalone game titled Marvel's Wolverine, for release on the PlayStation 5. The game shares continuity with the Marvel's Spider-Man games developed by Insomniac.[11]

X-Men related games

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

Playable

Not playable

Spider-Man related games

Other Marvel related games

Super Hero Squad games

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.[19][20] A 2018 follow up series, The Lost Trail, followed Wolverine, again voiced by Armitage, to Louisiana where mutants were being kidnapped.[21]

In September 2021, a Spanish-language version of The Long Night podcast — Wolverine: La Larga Noche — starring Joaquín Cosío as Wolverine was released as part of Marvel's podcasting partnership with SiriusXM.[22]

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.[23] Marvel's Wastelanders: Wolverine launched in June 2022, featuring Robert Patrick as the voice of Wolverine.[24]

Live performance

See also

References

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