|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Wolverine and the X-Men|
|Beginning date||September 6, 2008 (Canada)|
January 23, 2009 (USA)
|End date||March 12, 2009 (Canada)|
November 29, 2009 (USA)
|Number of Episodes||26|
|Previous Series||The Spectacular Spider-Man|
|Next Series||Iron Man: Armored Adventures|
Wolverine and the X-Men is a series that ran between September 6th, 2008 and March 12th, 2009 for one season. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters after "Pryde of the X-Men", X-Men and X-Men: Evolution.
The series was in the pre-production stage as of April 2007 and early news had speculated the show to air in Fall 2008. However, the speculation came to a rest as according to Marvel Quartely reports, the show is scheduled to air in the United States in Spring 2009. It was also confirmed in an article by USA TODAY's website in which it specifically mentions the cartoon starting in early 2009 on Nicktoons Network. Press releases indicate the first episode was due to premiere August 2nd 2008 on BBC2 UK, however it has been postponed. On June 23, 2008, a second preview for the series, starring the main X-Men team, was released to announce the special screening of the 3-part pilot episodes that aired at the San Diego Comic-Con in late July 2008. In Canada, the series will be airing on YTV starting September 6 in the 7pm time slot. In Brazil and Latin America, the series is airing on Jetix Brazil and Jetix (Latin America) starting August 25 from Mondays to Thursdays at 3:30 PM. Also starting September 1st there is a second feed running from Monday to Friday and a third one on Saturdays.
After an attack on the mansion, Professor Charles Xavier and Jean Grey are missing. The X-Men disband and Scott begins to suffer from depression. Emma Frost is able to locate a comatose Charles on Genosha in the care of Magneto. Professor Xavier telepathically orders Wolverine to lead the X-Men and set out to save the world from The Sentinel Project and prevent the Brotherhood of Mutants from taking over the world before the future ends up a bad one.
Steven Blum, Fred Tatasciore, and Alex Desert reprised their roles as Wolverine, Hulk, and Nick Fury for Hulk Vs and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Blum and Tatasciore played the roles on The Super Hero Squad Show and continue to play the roles on Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H..
The episode "Wolverine vs. Hulk" is a sequel to the Hulk vs Wolverine video. Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, co-writers and producers, stated in an interview that the episode is indeed a sequel to the video, putting the two into the same universe.  This animated universe also includes Hulk vs Thor, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and Thor: Tales of Asgard.
The series ran between September 6th, 2008 and March 12th, 2009 for a total of twenty-six episodes.
The series holds a 8.1 rating on the Internet Movie Database and 8.0 rating on TV.com.
Cancellation and Possible Future Stories
Right before the first season had ended, around the summer of 2009, a second season was planned. However, because of budget problems the series was cancelled after the first season. This was confirmed on April 15, 2010 by the Marvel Animation Age company. This is because the producers were unable to work out the financing for the show. 
While many of the second season's storylines and episodes have not or will ever be fully revealed, there has been multiple seeds that the Age of Apocalypse story would've featured:
The producers considered putting Deadpool into the series, but was unable to before the series ended there was an episode where he would charged Wolverine with a experimental Chainsaw as a act sarcasm. Colossus was also planned to have returned, being given a reintroduction storyline and becoming a regular character in the process, including bringing in his sister. On Facebook (and formally on the Wiki) there is a grand total of 7 scripts found for the second season and 9 episodes name titles were: A New Order, Infinite Future, Russian Magik, Recall, Legacy, eXodus, and A crisis averted. There was a scrapped idea according to Joshua Fine, in the season finale Charles Xavier would have eventually woken up from his coma and not only that but for most likely half of the season belonged to Sinister, a scene in the first episode's script confirmed Archangel was going kidnap Xavier's body possibly to separate his connections with the X-men and maybe a long term plan for Apocalypse. Emma Frost was planned to have returned sometime into the second season, and have transferred her mind into Jean while she was sacrificing herself. Jean would block this out, though ultimately prove unsuccessful keeping her dormant and would have resulted in her revival, which would have occurred when Beast reconstructed her body. Havok would have became a marauder according to Russian Magik's script, and would've been Sinister's kid from the after the separation from Scott but is unknown if he'd evolved into becoming a Horseman in the future. Speaking of Horseman, it was featured prematurely in the first season by Angel and Apocalypse and had the second season aired, other mutants would've became subjects for the Horsemen roles possibly Gambit, Sabertooth, Psylocke, Selene, Wolverine maybe even a future one would've been shown as well.
Obviously in the first season, Apocalypse was going to be main antagonist of this season no doubt, the season would've focused on his origins, how became the ruler of all mutants in the future, and how he and Sinister met.
Even though it was already foreshadowed in Shades of Gray, plans were seemly under way to bring Nate Gray, Cable (who are Cyclops's sons in alt timelines) and possibly Hope Summers or Madeline Pryor into Wolverine and the X-men and there was already a concept art of Cable, but because of the series being cancelled, It is unknown what their roles would be and how Cyclops or Jean would react. Because Apocalypse is considered as a worldwide threat, no doubt, The Avengers would have most likely showed in the series to help the X-men and perhaps the X-factor too.
With the emergence of the Days of future past and Age of Apocalypse stories in the series, it looked as though the series was also going into other future stories, but only the writers know of the elements, perhaps the next several seasons would involved Onslaught, Messiah Complex, or House of M.
|Heroes Return Trilogy||April 21, 2009|
|Deadly Enemies||July 21, 2009|
|Beginning of the End||November 3, 2009|
|Fate of the Future||February 2, 2010|
|Revelation||May 4, 2010|
|Final Crisis Trilogy||August 17, 2010|
|The Complete Series||October 12, 2010|
Revelation was released the same day as X-Men Volume Five.
|Wolverine and the X-Men Episodes|
|Episodes||"Hindsight, Part One" • "Hindsight, Part Two" • "Hindsight, Part Three" • "Overflow" • "Thieves Gambit" • "X-Calibre" • "Wolverine vs. Hulk" • "Time Bomb" • "Future X" • "Greetings From Genosha" • "Past Discretions" • "eXcessive Force" • "Battle Lines" • "Stolen Lives" • "Hunting Grounds" • "Badlands" • "Code of Conduct" • "Backlash" • "Guardian Angel" • "Breakdown" • "Rover" • "Aces & Eights" • "Shades of Grey" • "Foresight, Part One" • "Foresight, Part Two" • "Foresight, Part Three"|
|Related||Hulk vs Wolverine • "New Avengers" • "Avengers Assemble!"|
|Christopher Yost Animated Universe|
|Series||Wolverine and the X-Men • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes|
|Features||Hulk Vs: (Hulk vs Wolverine/Hulk vs Thor) • Thor: Tales of Asgard|