Claws used by Wolverine in the film X-Men: Days of Future Past

Description:

Wolverine prop claws used in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Hugh Jackman originated the role of Wolverine on screen in 2000, appearing in the five subsequent films in the series leading up to Days of Future Past.

The Marvel Comics character Wolverine was introduced in 1974. The antihero became one of the most popular characters in "X-Men" series.

Marvel Comics' X-Men were introduced by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby in 1963. The story follows a group of mutants born with superpowers led by wheelchair using telepath Professor Charles Xavier. Facing fear and prejudice for their differences, the comic has been used an allegory for topics related to race, gender and sexual identity. The X-Men first ran from 1963-1970, being reintroduced in 1975.

The X-Men have become one of Marvel's most notable franchises, introducing many of the company's most popular characters and many spin-off titles as well as movies, television programs, video games and other merchandise.

Date Made: 2013

User: Jackman, Hugh

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Motion PicturesX-Men

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0076.01.01Accession Number: 2014.0076Catalog Number: 2014.0076.01.01

Object Name: claws

Physical Description: resin (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: one claw piece: 11 in x 4 in x 1 5/8 in; 27.94 cm x 10.16 cm x 4.1275 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-782d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1893006

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