With “Logan” releasing this week, brush up on the characters you’ll see, and how they compare to their comic counterparts.
Logan is played, for the ninth time, by Hugh Jackman.
First Appearance: “The Incredible Hulk” #180 (Oct. 1974)
Wolverine is a long-lived mutant and on-again-off-again leader of the X-Men. His mutant healing factor allowed him to survive a process where his skeleton was bonded with adamantium, an unbreakable metal. He also possesses retractable claws and an animalistic fury.
The character in “Logan” is loosely based off the one seen in Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s “Old Man Logan.”
Professor X is played, for the fifth time, by Sir Patrick Stewart.
First Appearance: “The X-Men” #1 (Sept. 1963)
Professor Charles Xavier is the founder of the X-Men, as well as the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters.
X-23 is played by newcomer Dafne Keen.
First Appearance: “NYX” #3 (Feb. 2004)
X-23 is a product of the Weapon X program — the same program that gave Wolverine his adamantium skeleton — and was cloned from Wolverine’s DNA.
She possesses two claws instead of three, and also one claw on each foot.
Currently, in the comics, X-23 has taken up the mantle as Wolverine.
Donald Pierce is played by Boyd Holbrook.
First Appearance: “The X-Men” #129 (Jan. 1980)
Donald Pierce is the cyborg leader of The Reavers, and a member of the Hellfire Club.
He possess bionic body parts.
Caliban is played by Stephen Merchant.
First Appearance: “The Uncanny X-Men” #148 (Aug. 1981)
Caliban is a mutant with the ability to sense and track other mutants. He has been associated with the X-Force, X-Factor, and the Morlocks.