Over the years we have all grown to love and cherish Hugh Jackman for his portrayal of James ‘Logan’ Howlett, or he is better known…. Wolverine. He has played the character long than anyone else has played the part of a superhero, yet while we have shared 15 plus years with Wolverine through various movies, we still don’t know about his military past…. Until know.
The Library and Archives of Canada, we now have a bit more of an insight into Wolverine’s past in the military. The Canadian site, released an old grainy image of Jackman as Wolverine along with a file with personal details on it via their Facebook page, which you can check out below:
Some of the key take away from the post and the images include his birth n 1882 in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada to wealthy landowner Elizabeth Howlett and her groundskeeper Thomas Logan. Not only that but it also gives us a run down of his many years of service through World War I, World War II, the Cold War, along with his work with non-governmental organizations under the Wolverine alias (which could be a nod to the group he worked with under Stryker in X-Men Origins Wolverine…. YES that movie!)
The post also goes on to say: “Logan’s journals provide valuable insight into his early life in Canada, including work as a miner in a British Columbia stone quarry, a fur trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company, and a homesteader in the Canadian Rockies. His military career spanned multiple conflicts, making his personnel records an unprecedented study in Canadian military history. Logan was gravely wounded in action many times, and gained a reputation as a gritty survivor.”
The interesting thing about the information in the image is that it matches up with what we learnt about Wolverine in his origins movie. While the post itself is all in the spirit of April Fools day, it is is one of the best April Fools day jokes released, and one that will go down well with Comic Book fans. Wonder if they’ll release a file on Deapool before the day is out?
Hugh Jackman is set for one more outing as Wolverine in The Wolverine sequel, which is rumored to be centered around the Old Man Logan storyline and due out in 2017.