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X-Men is a superhero film franchise based on the Marvel Entertainment intellectual property of the same name. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner bought the X-Men film rights for 20th Century Fox in 1994.[1] Starting with the release of X-Men in 2000, the franchise expanded to include multiple sequels and spin-offs that had varying levels of critical and financial success.

In 2019, 20th Century Fox was sold off to The Walt Disney Company as part of an acquisition of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets.[2] The X-Men film rights were subsequently transferred to Marvel Studios, with all X-Men films in development at 20th Century Fox being cancelled in the process. The X-Men film franchise is set to conclude with The New Mutants in 2020.

Films

See also: X-Men (film franchise)/Undeveloped films
# Film U.S. release date Director Writer(s) Status
1 X-Men July 14, 2000 Bryan Singer Bryan Singer
David Hayter
Tom DeSanto
Released
2 X2: X-Men United May 2, 2003 Bryan Singer David Hayter
Michael Dougherty
Dan Harris
Released
3 X-Men: The Last Stand May 26, 2006 Brett Ratner Simon Kinberg
Zak Penn
Released
4 X-Men Origins: Wolverine May 1, 2009 Gavin Hood David Benioff
Skip Woods
Released
5 X-Men: First Class June 3, 2011 Matthew Vaughn Ashley Miller
Zack Stentz
Jane Goldman
Matthew Vaughn
Released
6 The Wolverine July 26, 2013 James Mangold Mark Bomback
Scott Frank
Released
7 X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23, 2014 Bryan Singer Simon Kinberg Released
8 Deadpool February 12, 2016 Tim Miller Rhett Reese
Paul Wernick
Released
9 X-Men: Apocalypse May 27, 2016 Bryan Singer Bryan Singer
Simon Kinberg
Michael Dougherty
Dan Harris
Released
10 Logan March 3, 2017 James Mangold Scott Frank
James Mangold
Michael Green
Released
11 Deadpool 2 May 18, 2018 David Leitch Rhett Reese
Paul Wernick
Released
12 X-Men: Dark Phoenix June 7, 2019 Simon Kinberg Simon Kinberg Released
13 The New Mutants April 3, 2020 Josh Boone Josh Boone
Knate Lee
Post-production

Trivia

  • X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The Last Stand comprise the "original trilogy", while X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse comprise the "beginnings trilogy".
  • By the time X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released on home media in 2009, 70% of American moviegoers had seen at least one of the X-Men films.[3]
  • X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand were filmed mostly in Vancouver, Canada.[3]
  • X-Men: The Last Stand and Logan are the only films to have a Marvel fanfare that solely features pages from X-Men comics.
  • A recurring motif in the opening credits of the main X-Men films is the "X" in the 20th Century Fox logo lingering for a few seconds before fading away with the rest of the logo. X-Men: First Class is the only film of the main franchise not to feature this. X-Men: Dark Phoenix has a variation of the motif, with the "X" glowing a fiery orange.

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References

  1. "The Secret Origins of the X-Men". X-Men (Blu-ray). 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
  2. Disney Closes Fox Deal, Creating Global Content Powerhouse | Hollywood Reporter
  3. 3.0 3.1 "X Facts". X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Blu-ray). 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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