Some of the biggest superhero news to drop this week has been the reveal of the latest X-Men film, Logan. If you want a round-up of everything we know so far, feel free to click here.
To commemorate the reveal of what may well be Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine, today we're going to be taking a look at each step of his portrayal of the character, from X-Men in 2000 to the latest Logan images.
Our first portrayal of Wolverine came back in 2000, with the launch of the X-Men saga. The character accompanied audiences into the world of the X-Men — a much gruffer and unrefined character than we're used to now. Wolverine was incredibly abrasive with the team, most notably James Marsden's Cyclops, but was still an incredibly mysterious and endearing character.
Metacritic Score: 64
X2: X-Men United (2003)
Arguably the best X-Men film yet, this Wolverine was a lot more violent and still very gruff, with his arc with William Stryker giving viewers an insight into the then-unexplored backstory while still managing to maintain the terrific physicality to his character.
Metacritic Score: 68
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
This Wolverine was a step back from the darker character we had seen before, cracking more jokes and donning the leather overalls once again. By no means terrible, this just wasn't the Jackman Wolverine viewers were used to.
Metacritic Score: 58
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
From mediocre to plain terrible, this was by far the worst Wolverine we've seen yet. From his mopey and dull backstory to the awful CGI claws, this wasn't the Logan people were expecting, with the film's horrendous reception leading to a soft reboot of the franchise with X-Men: First Class.
Metacritic Score: 40
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Instead of taking a leading role in the film, in First Class Wolverine appeared for just a few minutes, and almost stole the show along the way. This is classic Wolverine: hard-drinking and very rough-around-the-edges (and let's not forget his one line of dialogue here!)
Metacritic Score: 65
The Wolverine (2013)
The second Wolverine solo outing, this one fared much better thanks to its more grounded approach, character-driven plot and fascinating Japanese setting. This was a much harder, violent outing for Wolverine, paving the way for what might be coming in the future.
Metacritic Score: 60
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Wolverine once again took a step back into the limelight with this entry, traveling back to the 1980s in order to save the bleak future. This was another terrific portrayal of Wolverine, with his interactions with the past-era X-Men proving especially interesting, absolutely cementing Jackman as one of the best superhero actors around.
Metacritic Score: 74
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Another cameo feature, here Wolverine was seen during his Weapon X program era, attempting to escape while also bumping into the past-era X-Men once again. This one also proved to be a darker portrayal than usually seen, looking once again into Logan's gloomy origins.
Metacritic Score: 52
The latest Wolverine solo outing has very few details as of yet, but from what we know this will show viewers an older, weaker Wolverine who is losing control over his powers, thus making it quite plausible indeed that this could be the last outing for Jackman. If you want to read a more detailed analysis of everything we know so far about Logan, go ahead and click here.
After a quick glimpse into all the cinematic iterations of Wolverine so far, we'd like to know which portrayal you love the most: