Wolverine: The Force Behind His Train Lunge

David Evans


Wolverine is arguably the most famous member of Marvel comics X-Men team and Hugh Jackman has become synonymous with the character having played him in 7 X-Men films to date, including 2013’s “The Wolverine”. Of this film’s many fight scenes perhaps the most memorable was the scene where Wolverine fights a group of assassins whilst clinging onto the top of a high speed train. During this scene Wolverine releases his grip on the train several times and at one time does so to lunge at an enemy and kill him. This paper models that lunge and shows that Wolverine hit the assassin with at least 1300 N of force. 


Comic; Film; Physics; Mechanics; Superhero; Wolverine

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