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|Appeared in||X-Men Origins: Wolverine|
John Howlett was the step-father of James Howlett.
John Howlett was a rich Canadian noble man. In 1845, he tries to fire Thomas Logan, his groundkeeper, because of his violent and inappropriate behavior. Angry for his master's decision, Logan takes his gun and uses it to shoot John, killing him in front of his step-son James. The trauma of John's murder activates James' mutation.
- Canon (1 film)
Behind the scenes
To be added
- John's story and death in the movie are almost identical to the ones appeared in Joe Quesada's Origin limited series.
- In the comics, it is strongly implied but never actually confirmed that John Howlett was not the true father of James Howlett. In the film it is confirmed he was not the true father of the man who would become Wolverine.