An adaptation of the X-Men comic book franchise to the silver screen, which pretty much singlehandedly revived superhero movies for the 2000s.The first film, X-Men was released in 2000. It was followed by two sequels, X2: X-Men United in 2003 and X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006. See their pages for more details.Rather than continuing the series chronologically from there, FOX decided to film a series of spin-offs and prequels, starting with X-Men Origins: Wolverine and continuing with the much more critically acclaimed X-Men: First Class.Many projects are planned for the future. A Deadpool film and a Wolverine sequel (in Japan, with Samurai and NINJA!) have been greenlighted, with The Wolverine set to be shot in 2012 for a July 2013 release - though instead of a sequel to the prequel, it appears to be a sequel to the trilogy. A script for X4 is apparently ready and that film will supposedly go into pre-production sometime after the release of First Class. A sequel to First Class is also in the planning stages, with filming in 2013 and release in 2014 (they have to start quickly, as one of the stars got something to fill her schedule). The title? X Men Days Of Future Past!Sadly, even though Disney bought Marvel in 2009, Fox still owns the rights to the series, even after X-Men Origins: Wolverine, thus not making it part of Paramount/Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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