Their numerous aliases in the X-Men universe may have kept some of us confused. However, the alias we most closely associate with the iconic character of Wolverine is Logan.
It’s been downright engrained in our pop culture, but why is it? Let’s travel back in time to uncover the story of why Wolverine is referred to as Logan.
Why is Wolverine Called Logan?Wolverine, also known as Logan, is one of the most recognizable and beloved superheroes of all time.
Interestingly, he is actually named after the man who created the character, Hugh Jackman. The two names—Logan and Wolverine—have become inseparably linked, and the story of why Wolverine is called Logan is both fascinating and heartwarming.
Hugh Jackman: The Man Behind the NameIn 2003, Hugh Jackman was cast as Wolverine in the first X-Men movie.
Jackman was already a well known actor, but playing Wolverine made him an icon. As part of his preparation for the role, Jackman read the original comic books and noticed that Wolverine’s name was not given initially. The character was silently referred to as Logan.
Intrigued, Jackman asked the writers why, and they said that the character was created in tribute to Hugh Jackman’s father, who was also named Logan. Jackman was deeply touched by the tribute and decided to continue with the name.
From then onwards, he was referred to as Logan both in the movie series and in other media. Legend has it that the writers only confirmed that the name had been chosen in honor of Jackman’s father after the first movie had already been filmed.
Wolverine: The Hero We All NeedWolverine is one of the most beloved superheroes of all time.
He is a complex character: he is gruff, dangerous and short-tempered, and yet he also has a heart of gold. He is fiercely loyal and passionate, and his never-say-die attitude makes him an aspirational figure.
In many ways, Wolverine is the perfect representation of the modern superhero, and his popularity has only increased over the years.