Further your Wolverine superhero education online

05:00 AM, Nov 08, 2013

The new website The Wolverine Unleashed lets you get into the mind of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and see what makes him tick and his claws snikt. Jouvan Laali/


Written By by Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Most everybody with a pull list at their local comic shop knows that under Wolverine’s sideburns and the swagger is an adamantium skeleton.

Fox Home Entertainment is determined to take hardcore fans and more casual Wolvie lovers even deeper than that with Hugh Jackman’s cinematic member of the X-Men, starting with the iPad app The Wolverine Multi-Touch Experience and WolverineUnleashed.com, online beginning today. Both have been launched to showcase more about the hero leading up to the debut of The Wolverine on digital HD Nov. 19 and Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 3.

The app is actually a digital book that offers more than 50 pages of behind-the-scenes footage of director James Mangold’s recent superhero movie, 3-D content, pre-visual development and how effects came together, blueprints and other interactive multimedia. Want to know the ins and outs of, say, the samurai fight that breaks out at Master Yashida’s funeral in Japan? Well, here’s the place.

The Wolverine: Unleashed website lets fans look at different parts of Wolverine’s body and learn more about his personality and history. Peek into his brain to see his nightmares through movie clips, learn about his backstory in the comics with X-Men and others by checking out his different senses, and explore the muscles and sinew of the hero through concept art and storyboards. (Make sure your browser’s up to date, or it will warn you that it’s almost as old as Wolverine but without the cool regeneration powers.)

Now is the time to get your Wolverine education on — he next appears alongside an all-star cast of superpowered mutants in X-Men: Days of Future Past (in theaters May 23, 2014), and Jackman and Mangold are already working on a sequel to The Wolverine.