When Hugh Jackman was originally cast of Wolverine, arguably the most popular X-Men character ever, almost two decades ago, the fanboys were quick to pile on the hate. He was too tall, they said. Too handsome. Too Australian. The naysayers were quickly quieted when X-Men was released, as Jackman slipped effortlessly into the role of the angry Canadian X-Men outcast. He was so good that he continued to play Wolverine for the better part of two decades, culminating in 2017’s Logan, which has been announced as the final time Jackman will don the mutton chops, adamantium claws, and trademark cigar.
To celebrate the six-year anniversary of James Mangold’s 2013 superhero film The Wolverine, we ranked every movie in which Jackman appeared as Logan, from worst to best. Enjoy!
9. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Widely regarded as the weakest of the X-Men movies, The Last Stand is also the worst film featuring Wolverine. The third in the original X-Men trilogy, The Last Stand had the original cast of mutants feeling a little played out back in 2006. The plot revolves around a cure that is found to treat mutations, and how it divides the world of mutants between those who favor a cure and those who are just fine being different. The divide inevitably pits the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, against the Brotherhood and their leader, Magneto. As with all the X-Men movies, Wolverine looms large in this movie, and his relationship with Jean Grey is brought to its inevitable conclusion here. Yet the film seems to lack weight and fails to hold the viewer’s interest. Based on the story, one would think this movie could be the most engaging, but it somehow falls flat.