The Wolverine

The Wolverine (2013)

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Yukio kills Viper. It's revealed that Yashida is really alive and the one using the "Silver Samurai" armor made of adamantium. He cuts off Wolverine's claws, starts draining his healing factor and he's saved by Mariko, when she throws one of Wolverine's claws at Yashida's head. Logan/Wolverine pushes Yashida down to the rocks below the facility, then has another "conversation" with Jean Grey, says good-bye and that he will always love her. His claws regenerate and are now his original ones made of bone. Mariko inherits control of her grandfather's corporation and bids farewell to Wolverine, before he and Yukio travel to parts unknown. In the post credits scene: two years later, Logan returns to the U.S. And Magneto and Professor X tell him that they need his help because a great, new threat approaches, setting the stage for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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Question: Approximately what year is the film set? The adamantium would place it after the Origins film (which I believe to be set circa 1979) in which he loses most if not all of his memories. This begs the question, how is it that he remembers WWII and the atomic bomb?

Answer: The chronology of the X-Men film series is, to put it mildly, somewhat screwed up. The first movie was released in 2000 and is described in an on-screen caption as being set in "The not too distant future", which isn't the most helpful statement, could be two years, could be ten years, who knows. The Wolverine is set about two years after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, which is in turn about a year after the events of the first movie, so think about "the not too distant future", whatever that means, and add about three years onto that. This does mean that, yes, it is indeed set some decades after the events of the Origins movie, during which he lost his memories. It is, however, also set after a period during which he worked with Professor Xavier to regain some of his memories. It could therefore be suggested that Logan remembering his experience at Nagasaki represents that they had at least a partial success in recovering some of his memories.

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