Wolverine is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease, or toxin at an accelerated rate. The healing factor also slows down his aging process, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan. His powerful healing factor enabled him to survive having the near-indestructible metal alloy adamantium bonded to his skeleton. Wolverine is often depicted as the "leader" of the X-Men and a few of its' splinter groups such as the X-Force. He will be played by Hugh Jackman in the upcoming film X-Force.