After the highly successful X-Men trilogy that had taken in an impressive $1 billion, 20th Century Fox knew they were onto something.  ‘Wolverine’ was soon released three years later in 2009; becoming the first of the Marvel ‘X-Men Origins’ series, the first film to be produced by Hugh Jackman’s production company, and the first time since Christopher Reeves (as Superman) that one actor has been credited as playing a comic hero in four consecutive outings.