Making Wolverine's Claws - Part One: The Artificial Arm (

Date: Friday, October 27, 2006

When Twentieth Century Fox decided in 1991 to create the very first movie based on the X-Men comic books, they turned to Canadian special effects artist James Gawley, now affectionately known as "Jimmy Claws", to bring the adamantium blades to a physical reality."I love solving technical puzzles," Jimmy explains. "My background is a machinist, I'm a certified machinist, and I just got tired of a regular job, so I decided to get into film. I don't have any relatives in the film business to open doors for me, I went in cold. I was fortunate that I got around with some people who could recognize my ability and help me move along and gain freedom."More...

Series: X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand