Hugh Jackman’s Failing Healing Ability in Logan Was Hidden in Plain Sight That Explained Wolverine’s Inevitable Death

Wolverine's subpar healing ability in Logan was the result of a long project.

Hugh Jackman’s Failing Healing Ability in Logan Was Hidden in Plain Sight That Explained Wolverine’s Inevitable Death

SUMMARY

  • Wolverine was a shell of himself in Logan.
  • The iconic character lost his healing ability due unexpected poisoning from his biggest weapon.
  • Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3.
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Wolverine remains one of the most iconic characters in Marvel Comics. While Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is yet to make its MCU debut, it played a crucial role in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise until his final standalone film, Logan.

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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Logan
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Logan

The 2017 film concludes a 17-year journey of Jackman as Wolverine as the iconic character meets a tragic end. It was obvious that Weapon X’s death was the result of his failing healing ability, which saved him numerous times throughout his existence.

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Why did Wolverine’s Healing Ability Fail in Logan?

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is undoubtedly one of the best castings ever done in the history of superhero movies. Jackman did a tremendous job of capturing the essence of the character on the big screen. Keeping that in mind, it was tough to bid farewell to the character in 2017.

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As we mentioned earlier, Wolverine died due to his healing ability, being unable to keep up with the injuries that he sustained in the movie set in 2029. However, that isn’t the only reason.

For years, one of Logan’s strongest abilities was his skeleton being coated in Adamantium. It essentially allowed Wolverine to wreak havoc without worrying about the consequences because it increased his durability.

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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Logan
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Logan

However, the unseen aftereffect of being coated in Adamantium was a slow yet painful failure of his healing factor due to metal poisoning. In Logan, Jackman’s character instantly became old as he had white hair, weak muscles, and red lines stemming from his wounds. These are undoubtedly the symptoms of metal poisoning.

Apart from metal poisoning, Logan was most likely also the victim of Xander and Transigen’s poisoning plan that suppressed the X-Gen in mutants around the world. If it weren’t for Wolverine’s insane healing ability, he would have lost his mutant abilities much sooner than he actually did.

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In the end, the combination of metal poisoning and Xander’s poison ultimately stripped Wolverine of his powers in Logan as the character’s 200 years of misery finally came to an end.

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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine Will be Back Soon

Following the events of Logan, many believed that they wouldn’t ever see Hugh Jackman as Weapon X in movies. Well, they have been proven wrong.

Jackman will return as Wolverine in Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3. Moreover, this time around, Logan will be seen donning his iconic yellow and blue suit like the comics.

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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine X-Men: Days of Future Past

Keeping that in mind, fans are extremely excited to see Wolverine back in action. On top of that, there’s a chance that it will be the two characters’ official introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The much-anticipated movie will be released in theaters on July 26, 2024. Unless the movie faces any further delays, fans should circle the date to finally see Jackman return as Wolverine after Logan.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

Written by Aikansh Chaudhary

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