The seemingly indestructible adamantium plays a big role in the newest Wolverine movie, Logan. Like kryptonite and Superman or vibranium and Captain America, the fictional metal is just another substance that’s inextricably tied to a superhero. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
It coats the skeleton and claws of both Wolverine and X-23
Both Wolverine and his female clone from the movie, Laura (a.k.a. X-23), have skeletons coated in the hardy metal. Bad guy Colonel William Stryker originally coated Wolverine’s skeleton in the material because the mutant already possessed a knack for healing, meaning he could recover from injuries and surgeries without dying. He planned on using Wolverine as a weapon, but Wolverine escaped.
Logan suggests that Laura, too, was put through the excruciating process, as Wolverine watches footage of her on an operation table. This time it was Stryker’s son who forced her to undergo the surgery. (Presumably this son is not Stryker’s son James from 2003’s X2, himself a mutant with mind-control abilities. Either Stryker had another son or, because this movie takes place in the alternate timeline created by Days of Future Past, he had a son—just not a mutant son.)