how does he move his wrists?

#1 Posted by danhimself (22292 posts) - - Show Bio

so i'm watching the first x-men movie and they show an x-ray of wolverine's hand and you can plainly see that his claws end right at his knuckles....so how does he move his wrists then?


#2 Posted by Vance Astro (91122 posts) - - Show Bio

Their X-ray is wrong.

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#3 Posted by The Morningstar (159 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting.. I would assume there is some range of movement for his wrist but nothing really great. Its one of those questions that never gets asked when you're working on it. So my answer would be magic.

#4 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34405 posts) - - Show Bio
Vance Astro said:
"Their X-ray is wrong."
LOL.
#5 Posted by danhimself (22292 posts) - - Show Bio

i always just assumed that his claws were stored in his forearms ending right above his wrists

#6 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio
danhimself said:
"i always just assumed that his claws were stored in his forearms ending right above his wrists"

Yeah, that's what I'd have guessed too.
#7 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84595 posts) - - Show Bio

In the X-Ray it looks like theres something in his wrist. It may allow him mobility.

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#8 Posted by Midnightist (10858 posts) - - Show Bio

Well from what I can se it looks more like there is a section of bone that looks a bit like a sheath for the claws that is just passe the wrist and the claws seem to stop at the wrist. My guess is thats to make sure they pop out straight.

#9 Posted by danhimself (22292 posts) - - Show Bio

but still having the claws there would heavily restrict his movement.........also i just noticed it looks like he has an extra arm bone

#10 Posted by Midnightist (10858 posts) - - Show Bio
danhimself said:
"but still having the claws there would heavily restrict his movement.........also i just noticed it looks like he has an extra arm bone"
Well no the sheath seems to be like the rest of his fingers and bendable it may just seem that way cause its straight
#11 Posted by danhimself (22292 posts) - - Show Bio

well im not saying the sheath would restrict movement i'm saying the claws themselves would...how do you move your wrist when theirs 3 unbreakable pieces of metal running through them

#12 Posted by Midnightist (10858 posts) - - Show Bio

Well see thats the thing it doesn't look (atleast to me) like the whole claw is there. To me it looks like it stops at the wrist and then theres a slight space between the claws and sheath for movement

#13 Posted by The_Martian (36980 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess the movie didn't think about wrist movement. But I'm pretty sure the claws are stored completely in the forearm until used.

#14 Posted by G'bandit (13689 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Posted by cly (15458 posts) - - Show Bio

lol @ X-ray

#16 Posted by RedGhostman (104 posts) - - Show Bio

Perhaps the claws are flexible as well. Of course they're not bendable but they're not locked into place. 


Remember... it's a movie.
#17 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio

The claws were modified for the movie.  The costume team found the narrow blades that wolverine normally uses impossible to realistically work with.  It was a small sacrifice for the big screen.

I'd always assumed that his hands rolled along the front edge of the blades, which are curved.

#18 Posted by Erik (31672 posts) - - Show Bio
MrMiracle77 said:
"The claws were modified for the movie.  The costume team found the narrow blades that wolverine normally uses impossible to realistically work with.  It was a small sacrifice for the big screen.

I'd always assumed that his hands rolled along the front edge of the blades, which are curved.
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If that was the case, he would have to curl his hands inward all the time. The X-ray is wrong. In the movie, he clearly has them fully housed in his forearms. 
#19 Posted by Heathen1990 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Very interesting, never really put thought into this until I came across this, I have seen lady deathstrikes x ray now if only there was one for Deadpool in X Men Origins, I would like to see how his blades fit in his arm, I am going to assume similar to Wolverines x ray.

#20 Posted by U R Sofa King We Todd Did (1125 posts) - - Show Bio

do they ever show him moving his wrists?

#21 Posted by abeyance (238 posts) - - Show Bio

they look like they've always been on the top of his forearm. so he can bend his wrist down and up when not extended. I think he's kept a straight closed fist whenever out though but don't quote me on that.

#22 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

Very carefully

#23 Posted by LoganRogue24 (1185 posts) - - Show Bio

i want to know how in origins and the new wolverine film he has bone claws when this x-ray shows them as man made implants stryker even told logan he gave him his claws. and in the flashes from x-2 logan looked shocked when he first sees his metal claws running away.

#24 Posted by Manbehindthewires (344 posts) - - Show Bio

@U R Sofa King We Todd Did said:

do they ever show him moving his wrists?

When he's captured by magneto, his arms are crossed and the blades facing in towards his shoulders, with an x-ray like that it'd be impossible. Further more, when he releases the blades into his shoulders to break out, they still come out through his knuckles and not straight through his wrists.

It was a movie, and in terms of modern cgi superhero movies, and early one at that, so mistakes were made. I was having a similar discussion recently and iirc in the Hugh Jackman interview in the special features of Wolverine, they talked about how knuckle blades were a prop choice. Like @MrMiracle77 said, they were modified for the movie. It was easier to have 3 thick blades nailed to a pan handle for the action scenes, rather than 3 more classic "quill" blades stuck to the top of his hand, as they'd wobble about. They've still been using the exact same technique, and haven't felt the need to change it as the films have got more advanced.

Up until the movie, his claws often came out the top of his hand via 3 louvres in his glove, indicating that they'd have to be in a pretty fixed position (ie, locked in by the wrist) to ensure they always came out the same way:

But again, even in the earlier appearances of wolverine where the blades shoot through his wrists, knuckles, top of hands...

It kind of changes depending on the artist and influences though. To get 6 movies out of the X-men though, I think it was worth the sacrifice of raising more questions (still unsettled on boneclaws though...).

#25 Posted by 2ndKentucky (23 posts) - - Show Bio

I read somewhere that the claws were stored in his forearms and the only time he didn't have great motion in his wrists was the transition of the blades from his arms to his knuckles. He would have to keep them straight through the process. With the claws retracted or out, he has free regular motion that anyone else would have in his wrists.

#26 Posted by BlackWind (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

Magic.

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