The X-Men film series is currently comprised of thirteen movies released in 2000-2020.
- X-Men (2000)
- X2 (2003)
- X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
- X-Men: First Class (2011)
- The Wolverine (2013)
- X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
- Deadpool (2016)
- X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
- Logan (2017)
- Deadpool 2 (2018)
- Dark Phoenix (2019)
- The New Mutants (2020)
Having grossed over 6 billion USD worldwide, it is the eight highest-grossing film series.
The basis for the series are comic books created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and published by Marvel Comics. 20th Century Fox secured the movie rights in1994 and the first X-Men movie was released in 2000.
About the X-Men film series
Produced by: Lauren Shuler Donnner and Simon Kinberg
Production companies: 20th Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, The Donner´s Company
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Budget: 1.748 billion USD for a total of 13 movies
Box office: 6.289 billion USD for a total of 13 movies
One of the main characters in the X-Men comic books and movies are Professor Charles Xavier, a highly intelligent and well-educated mutant with telepathic abilities. He is the founder of the group X-Men and the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters.
Patrick Stewart has portrayed the character Professor Xavier for seven feature-length films and voiced him in three video games.
Those seven films are:
- X-Men: The Last Stand
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- The Wolverine
The video games are:
- X-Men Legends
- X-Men Legends II
- X-Men: Next Dimension
Who are the X-Men?
The X-Men are a team where most members are mutants; humans born with superhuman abilities activated by the X-Gene. The X-Men team was founded by Professor Xavier and their aim is to promote peace and equality between mutans and non-mutants.
Located in a mansion in Salem Center, Xavier´s School for Gifted Youngsters also serves as a training site for members of the X-Men. Professor Xavier locates and recruits mutants from all over the world, offering them a chance to explore how to use their powers for good and live together with other mutants.
In the comic book The X-Men #1, published by Marvel Comics in September 1963, the founding members of the X-Men are Angel-Archangel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman and Jean Grey (Marvel Girl). Professor Xavier and Magneto also make their first appearances in this issue. Examples of mutants who joined the team fairly early on are Havok, Polaris, Mimic, and Changeling.
Since then, dozens of mutants (and even some non-mutants) of varying origin and backgrounds have joined the X-Men, both in the comic books and in the movie franchise. Examples of well-known members are Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, Gambit, Rogue, Jubilee, Nightcrawler, and Kitty Pryde.