The X-Men are mutants, a subspecies of humans who are born with superhuman abilities. The X-Men fight for peace and equality between normal humans and mutants in a world where antimutant bigotry is fierce and widespread. They are led by Charles Xavier, also known as Professor X, a powerful mutant telepath who can control and read minds. Their archenemy is Magneto, a powerful mutant with the ability to generate and control magnetic fields. Professor X and Magneto have opposing views and philosophies regarding the relationship between mutants and humans. While Professor X works towards peace and understanding between mutants and humans, Magneto views humans as a threat and believes in taking an aggressive approach against them, though he has found himself working alongside the X-Men from time to time.
Professor X is the founder of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters at a location commonly called the X-Mansion, which recruits mutants from around the world. Located in Westchester County, New York, the X-Mansion is the home and training site of the X-Men.
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, Ben Hardy
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
James McAvoy as Charles Xavier / Professor X: A mutant pacifist and the world's most powerful telepath. He is the founder of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto: A mutant with the ability to control magnetic fields and manipulate metal who becomes one of Apocalypse's horsemen.
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme / Mystique: A mutant with shapeshifting abilities. According to Singer, Raven is on her own, helping rescue mutants who are oppressed or enslaved, including Nightcrawler.
Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse: The world's first powerful ancient mutant born with a variety of superhuman abilities who further augmented himself after merging with Celestial technology.
Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy / Beast: A mutant with blue fur, prehensile feet and superhuman strength, agility and reflexes.
Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers / Cyclops: A mutant who can project energy beams from his eyes and wears a visor or sunglasses to control them and the younger brother of Havok.
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey: A mutant who is scared of her telepathic and telekinetic power and one of Charles Xavier's most prized students.
Olivia Munn as Elizabeth Braddock / Psylocke: A mutant who becomes one of Apocalypse's horsemen.
Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok: A mutant who has the ability to absorb energy and release it with destructive force and the older brother of Cyclops.
Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe / Storm: A mutant who can control weather and becomes one of Apocalypse's horsemen.
Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver: A mutant who can move at superhuman speeds and the son of Magneto.
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler: A German teleporting mutant and one of Charles Xavier's new students.
Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III / Angel / Archangel: A winged mutant who becomes one of Apocalypse's horsemen.
Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee / Jubilee: A fashionable student at Charles' school who can generate pyrotechnic energy plasmoids from her hands.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future.
Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine: A mutant with accelerated healing, enhanced senses, adamantium-laced skeleton and retractable bone and adamantium claws.
Halle Berry as Ororo Munroe / Storm: A mutant who can control the weather and one of the most battle-tested and powerful X-Men.
James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier / Professor X: The world's most powerful telepath.
Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto: A powerful mutant who can manipulate magnetic fields.
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme / Mystique: A mutant who can shape-shift.
Anna Paquin as Marie / Rogue: A mutant who can absorb the life force and mutant abilities of anyone she touches.
Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat: A mutant who can pass through solid objects. As the youngest of the X-Men, she plays an important role in their fight for survival.
Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver: A mutant who can move, speak and think at supersonic speeds.
Shawn Ashmore as Bobby Drake / Iceman: A mutant who can create and manipulate ice.
Nicholas Hoult and Kelsey Grammer as Hank McCoy / Beast: A mutant with super-strength, agility, and speed.
The Wolverine (2013)
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Brian Tee
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine: a mutant whose prodigious healing abilities and adamantium infused skeleton combine to make him virtually immortal.
Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida: Yashida's granddaughter. Logan protects Mariko as her life becomes threatened as a result of her grandfather's will.
Rila Fukushima as Yukio: a precognitive mutant and one of the deadliest assassins in Shingen’s clan.
Svetlana Khodchenkova as Dr. Green / Viper: a mutant, who has an immunity to toxins.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, Zoe Kravitz, Bill Bilner
X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men
James McAvoy as Charles Xavier / Professor X: The telepathic leader and founder of the X-Men. He is a close friend of Erik Lehnsherr until their differing views of mutantkind's place in humanity create a schism between them.
Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto: A mutant capable of manipulating and generating electromagnetic fields. He becomes Xavier's friend and ally until their philosophical differences create a schism between them.
Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert: A CIA agent who befriends Xavier and Lensherr.
January Jones as Emma Frost: An extremely strong telepath who can also change her entire body into hard diamond form which grants her superhuman strength, stamina, psionic immunity, and durability, at the cost of using her telepathic abilities. She is a member of the Hellfire Club.
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme / Mystique: A shape-shifting mutant and Charles Xavier's childhood friend/ adoptive sister.
Nicholas Hoult as Dr. Hank McCoy / Beast: A genius scientist who has mutant abilities similar to those of the great apes. He attempts to cure himself of what he believes to be physically debilitating aspects of his mutation only to be transformed into a frightening-looking blue-furred apeman. Despite his new appearance, he is kind and caring at heart.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Director: Gavin Hood
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.am, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Henney, Lynn Collins, Emma Frost
Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar – as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws and a primal fury. Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated.
will.i.am as John Wraith / Kestrel
Liev Schreiber as Victor Creed / Sabretooth
Hugh Jackman as James Howlett / Logan / Wolverine
Danny Huston as a younger Major William Stryker
Taylor Kitsch as Remy LeBeau / Gambit
Daniel Henney as David North / Agent Zero
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Director: Brett Ratner
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Vinnie Jones, Aaron Stanford, Kelsey Grammer, Halle Berry, Rebecca Romjin, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Eric Dane, Dania Ramirez, Ben Foster, Daniel Cudmore, Ian McKellen, James Marsden, Anna Paquin
A "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, although it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. The opposing viewpoints of mutant leaders Charles Xavier, who preaches tolerance, and Magneto, who believes in the survival of the fittest, are put to the ultimate test -- triggering the war to end all wars.
Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine: A Canadian mutant born with hyper-acute senses, claws on his hands, and an accelerated healing factor that made possible to implant a coating of the indestructible metal alloy adamantium on his skeleton.
Halle Berry as Ororo Munroe / Storm: One of Xavier's earlier students and the leader of the X-Men in Cyclops' absence, Storm is a woman with the ability to manipulate the weather.
Famke Janssen as Jean Grey / Dark Phoenix: A former member of the X-Men, upon being resurrected, Grey gives in to her alternate personality, the Phoenix, an aggressive Class 5 mutant who possesses potentially limitless telepathic and telekinetic powers. Her mutant powers rival those of Xavier.
Anna Paquin as Marie / Rogue: A young mutant woman from the Deep South whose power causes her to temporarily take on the powers of anyone she touches, leaving her victims unconscious, Rogue's lack of control over her power causes a great deal of strain on her relationship with Iceman.
Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Hank McCoy / Beast: A former student of Xavier's Institute for Gifted Mutants who is now a member of the U.S. Cabinet as the Secretary of Mutant Affairs, Beast is a brilliant scientist and statesman. He is covered in blue fur and has heightened strength and agility, as well as pointed fangs and a lion-like roar.
Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier / Professor X: The founder of the Xavier's Institute for Gifted Mutants and a mutant with uncharted telepathic powers, Xavier is an authority on genetic mutation and an advocate of peaceful relations between human and mutant kind.
Ian McKellen as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto: Leader and founder of the Brotherhood, Magneto is a Holocaust survivor who wages war against humanity in the name of mutant superiority. He has the ability to control and manipulate metal, making him one of the most powerful mutants.
James Marsden as Scott Summers / Cyclops: The X-Men's field leader, Cyclops emits powerful energy blasts from his eyes, and must wear specially made glasses to prevent the destruction of anything he looks at. Although he is in a committed relationship with Jean Grey, her Phoenix persona kills him early in the film.
Rebecca Romijn as Raven / Mystique: Magneto's blue-skinned right-hand woman possesses the ability to shape-shift to mimic anyone's appearance, as well as fight with incredible agility and strength. She jumps in front of cure darts intended for Magneto and, after she loses her mutant abilities as a result, Magneto abandons her.
Shawn Ashmore as Bobby Drake / Iceman: A young mutant, Iceman can create constructs of ice or blasts of cold.
Aaron Stanford as John Allerdyce / Pyro: A former student of Xavier's School for Gifted Mutants with a grudge against his former friend Bobby Drake, Pyro has the ability to manipulate fire, generated through wrist-mounted lighters.
Vinnie Jones as Cain Marko / Juggernaut: A criminal recruited by the Brotherhood in a prison truck, Juggernaut is incredibly strong, fast and, once he gains momentum, he is nearly unstoppable.
X-Men United (2003)
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Alan Cumming, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Jannsen, Aaron Stanford, Halle Berry, Kelly Hu, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romjin, Shawn Ashmore, James Marsden, Brian Cox
The evolution continues in this "exhilarating thrill ride" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) that features the extraordinary original X-Men - along with amazing new mutants possessing fantastic powers that have to be seen to be believed. In the wake of a shocking attack on the President, the X-Men face their most dangerous mission ever. They must stand united with their deadliest enemies to combat a menace that threatens every mutant on the planet. But could this new alliance backfire and annihilate the human race? Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Hale Berry, Famke Janssen and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos star in this breathtaking, action-packed spectacle that "may be the best superhero movie yet made!"
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Famke Janssen, Bruce Davison, James Marsden, Halle Berry, Rebecca Romijn, Ray Park, Tyler Mane
Adapted from the most popular Marvel comics of the 1990s, The X-Men are a group of genetic mutants with amazing abilities, brought together and trained by the world's most powerful telepath, Professor Charles Xavier to help fight for his dream - a world where the mutant minority and human majority can live together in harmony - to be judged not by the fancy powers they possess, but by the content of their character. However, the Mutant Master of Magnetism, Magneto, scarred by the human brutality he's experienced, has come to believe the mutant race is superior to humanity, and should rule over them as their betters, and he's amassed a brotherhood of like-minded mutants to help achieve his goals by any means necessary. With anti-mutant sentiment prevailing at every turn, the X-Men strive to protect the very humans that fear and hate them.
Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier / Professor X: The mutant founder of the X-Men and the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, who hopes for peaceful coexistence between mutantkind and mankind and is regarded as an authority on genetic mutation. Although restricted to a wheelchair, his mutant powers include vast telepathy, which is amplified by the Cerebro supercomputer that he invented with Magneto's help.
Ian McKellen as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto: A mutant Holocaust survivor who was once friends with Xavier (who he helped build Cerebro), until his belief that humans and mutants could never co-exist led to their separation. His mutant powers include powerful magnetic fields, metal manipulation, and a sophisticated knowledge in matters of genetic manipulation, which he uses to plan a mutation of the world leaders to allow mutant prosperity.
Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine: A mutant Canadian loner who makes a living in cage fights and has lived for fifteen years without memory of who he is, apart from his dog tags marked "Wolverine" and an adamantium-encased skeleton. His mutant powers include enhanced, animal-like senses and the ability to heal rapidly from numerous injuries, including the surgery that bonded the metal to his skeleton, which makes his age impossible to determine.
Halle Berry as Ororo Munroe / Storm: A Kenyan teacher at the X-Mansion who has become bitter with other people's hatred for mutants, and while comforting a dying Senator Kelly says that she sometimes hates humans, but mostly because she is afraid of them. Her mutant powers include weather manipulation.
Famke Janssen as Dr. Jean Grey: The doctor of the X-Mansion who has a romantic relationship with Cyclops. Her mutant powers include telekinesis and telepathy that are similar to but much less advanced than that of Xavier's, as displayed when she is stunned by the usage of Cerebro.
Anna Paquin as Marie / Rogue: A seventeen-year-old girl forced to leave her home in Mississippi when she puts her boyfriend into a coma by kissing him. Her mutant powers include absorbing anyone's memories, life force, and, in the case of mutants, powers through physical touch.
James Marsden as Scott Summers / Cyclops: Xavier's second-in-command and the X-Men's field leader, as well as an instructor at the Institute. He is in love with Jean Grey and has a relationship with her. His mutant powers include a strong red beam of force shooting from his eyes, which is only held in check by sunglasses or a specialized ruby-quartz visor, which also enables him to control the strength of the beam to fire when in combat.
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos as Raven Darkhölme / Mystique: Magneto's loyal second-in-command, who seems completely facile with respect to modern technology. Her mutant powers include altering her shape and mimicking any human being, which is almost secondary to her role as "the perfect soldier".
Members of the primary X-Men teams
Professor X / Professor Charles Francis Xavier
World's most powerful telepath, capable of astral projection, mind control, illusion casting, memory manipulation, psychic blasts, and sensing the presence of nearby mutants.
Magneto / Max Eisenhardt - Magnus (Erik Lehnsherr)
The team's longtime enemy was briefly "redeemed" and appointed leader of the X-Men and their junior team, the New Mutants; became headmaster of the Xavier Institute in Uncanny X-Men. Generates and controls magnetic fields for manipulating metal, flight, force fields, electrical bolts, and electromagnetic radiation.
Phoenix / Jean Grey
Possesses telekinesis and telepathy. As the template of the Phoenix Force, she is able to generate unlimited amounts of energy, travel through time-space, and manipulate matter on a subatomic level.
Wolverine / James Howlett - Logan
Has the indestructible metal adamantium bonded to his skeleton, allowing enhanced physical attributes and sharp adamantium claws.
Storm / Ororo Munroe
Storm is a member of a fictional subspecies of humanity known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Storm has the ability to control the weather and can fly. She is a member of the X-Men, a group of mutant heroes who fight for peace and equality between mutants and humans.
Cyclops is a member of a subspecies of humans known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Cyclops can emit powerful beams of energy from his eyes. He cannot control the beams without the aid of special eyewear which he must wear at all times. He is typically considered the first of the X-Men a team of mutant heroes who fight for peace and equality between mutants and humans, and one of the team's primary leaders.
Angel / Warren Worthington III
Angel is a member of a subspecies of humans known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. He originally possesses a pair of large feathered wings extending from his back, enabling him to fly.
Beast / Hank McCoy
Despite Hank McCoy's inhuman appearance, he is depicted as a brilliant, well-educated man in the arts and sciences, known for his witty sense of humor. He is a world authority on biochemistry and genetics, the X-Men's medical doctor, and the science and mathematics instructor at the Xavier Institute.
Rogue is part of a subspecies of humans called mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Rogue has the involuntary ability to absorb and sometimes also remove the memories, physical strength, and superpowers of anyone she touches. Therefore, Rogue considers her powers a curse. For most of her life, she limited her physical contact with others, including her on-off love interest, Gambit; but, after many years, Rogue finally gained full control over her mutant ability.
A mutant, Pryde possesses a "phasing" ability that allows her and objects or people with which she is in contact to become intangible. This power also disrupts any electrical field she passes through, and lets her simulate levitation. Kitty is a mutant with the ability to pass through solid matter by passing her atomic particles through the spaces between the atoms of the object through which she is moving.
Mystique / Raven Darkhölme
Mystique is a member of a subspecies of humanity known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Mystique is a shapeshifter who can mimic the appearance and voice of any person with exquisite precision, and her natural appearance includes blue skin and yellow eyes.
Blink / Clarice Ferguson
Blink is a member of a fictional sub-species of humanity known as "mutants", who are born with superhuman abilities. Blink has the power of teleportation. Blink has the ability to teleport herself and others at will.
Colossus / Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin
A Russian mutant, the character is a member of the X-Men, and is by far the physically strongest member of the team, being able to transform into a strong metallic form.
Psylocke / Elizabeth Braddock - Betsy
Psylocke possessed the power of telepathy. Psylocke has been classified as a master martial artist, though the specific fighting arts she has mastered have never been revealed. Psylocke's fighting skills and techniques have been shown to surpass those of the average Hand ninja or Crimson Dawn Undercloak and have been said to rival those of a ninja master.
Dazzler / Alison Blaire
A mutant with the ability to convert sound vibrations into light and energy beams. Dazzler is a mutant with the ability to transduce sonic vibrations which reach her body into various types of light. Left undirected, Dazzler's light will radiate from her body in all directions, producing regular flashes of white light.
Firestar / Angelica Jones
Firestar joined the X-Men as a new teacher in the Jean Grey School assigned to teaching Physics.
She has the ability to generate and manipulate microwave radiation, which allows her to generate intense heat and flames, and to fly.
Emma Frost - White Queen
Frost belongs to a subspecies of humanity called mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. She is an urbane telepath with a well-noted, dry wit.
Emma Frost is a mutant of enormous telepathic ability and is also capable of transforming into an organic diamond state with enhanced strength and durability which suppresses her telepathy. Additionally Frost has been a host to the Phoenix Force and was classified as an Omega-level mutant when she went to shut down the Avengers Academy as one of the Phoenix Five.
Polaris / Lorna Dane
Polaris is Magneto's daughter. Polaris' powers enable her to sense and control magnetism, including manipulating metals which are susceptible to magnetism. Her powers come from celestial technology that reactivated her x-gene as proven by Cerebro.
Iceman / Bobby Drake
Iceman is a member of a subspecies of humans known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. He has the ability to manipulate ice and cold by freezing water vapor around him. This allows him to freeze objects, as well as turn his body into ice.
Havok / Alex Summers
Havok generates powerful “plasma blasts”, an ability he has had difficulty controlling. He is the son of Corsair, the younger brother of the X-Men's Cyclops, and the older brother of Vulcan.
Havok is a mutant possessing the power to absorb ambient cosmic energy, process it and emanate it from his body as waves of energy that heat the air in the path, turning it into plasma in the form of a blast or discharge, with a tell-tale concentric circle pattern.
Nightcrawler / Kurt Wagner
Nightcrawler is a member of a fictional sub-species of humanity known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Nightcrawler possesses superhuman agility, the ability to teleport, and adhesive hands and feet. His physical mutations include indigo-colored skin which allows him to become nearly invisible in shadows, two-toed feet and three-fingered hands, yellow eyes, pointed ears and a prehensile tail.
Juggernaut / Cain Marko
Superhuman strength and endurance, constant protective force field that grants invulnerability. Acts as an "irresistible force." Is virtually immortal, and does not need to eat or breathe.
She is a mutant with the superhuman power to generate pyrotechnic energy plasmoids from her hands.
X-23 / Laura Kinney
X-23 is a female clone of Wolverine. Like Wolverine, X-23 has a regenerative healing factor, superhuman strength, senses, speed, agility, and reflexes.
Quicksilver / Pietro Maximoff
Quicksilver is a mutant capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds.
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