all 11 x-men movies ranked – Critic Reviews For X

Once the grandiose 1 is out of the way, subsequent monthly editions will sell for $1, the normal current price and a far cry from the measly 12 cents it cost to buy the original X-Men comics.

x men movies ranked – Full Movie From 2000

x men movieTerrified by powers that prevent her from touching anyone, teenager Marie runs away from home and is reluctantly picked up by drifter Logan, who she meets in a bar. The Wolverine takes place in 2013. This movie has Logan going to Japan to relive a slightly altered version of one of his most beloved comic book storylines. Wolverine heads to Japan, he meets a woman he marries in the comics (which doesn’t happen in the movie), is betrayed by a man he saved in World War II, and then fights a weird version of Silver Samurai.

Don’t worry, you won’t need to dig out a dusty old comic book to make sense of it. Here’s the lowdown: Madripoor is best known for its appearance in 1988 comic series Marvel Comics Presents…” which sees Wolverine take down a crime lord on the Asian peninsula. It has sporadically appeared in the pages of X-Men comics ever since.

With the arrival of Spider-Man: Far From Home comes confirmation that there is indeed a multiverse to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the idea direct from the comics but with a Hollywood twist that there are an infinite number of parallel realities that exist alongside our own. As we learn from Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio in the Far From Home trailers , (assuming he’s not lying because he’s a villain in the comics and all) the dealing with the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Endgame caused beings from other realities to bleed into Peter Parker’s earth. All of this is a complex way of saying there could be any number of realities wherein the X-Men and the mutant phenomenon exist. There’s even specific comic book stories that deal with that.

After Disney purchased Fox , fans assumed the 12 X-Men movies the studio produced from 2000 to 2019 — or, at least, most of them — would be available on Disney+. But other than a trio of animated series, the streaming service remains shockingly devoid of anything X-Men.

Although his departure will definitely leave its mark on the franchise, the X-Men series is not coming to a close anytime soon; which is unfortunate for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe who are hoping that the X-Men will cross paths on screen with the Avengers one day. Not only are the X-Men movies not coming to an end, they’re not even planning a reboot , and are moving ahead with a sequel to last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse And that’s not the only X-Men movie in development. Fox has a bunch of X-films in the pipeline, possibly making the next few years even more filled with X-Men movies than at the height of Wolverine’s popularity. So take a look below at all of the post-Jackman X-Men movies currently in the works.

The table appears to be set now. Days of Future Past” contains a post-credits sequence that leads directly into the next film, X-Men: Apocalypse.” It will feature James McAvoy (young Professor X) and the rest of the younger cast, and will be set in the 1980s as the heroes fight an ancient mutant.

Boone told Creative Screenwriting that navigating the politics of studio film-making was its own special beast ” that led to a constantly morphing” script (that was repeatedly torn apart and put together” by four other scriptwriters and a six-person writers room). Tracking Board said Boone felt a bit neutered” by Fox, as the company couldn’t decide if it wanted New Mutants to be a YA drama or an all-out splatterfest. Disney acquired Fox in March 2019, and New Mutants got lost in the shuffle until Boone re-emerged in December 2019 to confirm Disney would be releasing the film as originally shot.

They didn’t take it. Among its other sins, Apocalypse conveniently forgot where Days of Future Past left things with Wolverine and Mystique, and inexplicably maintained the pattern of jumping ahead one decade per installment without aging up any of its characters. Meanwhile, spinoffs muddied the waters even further. It’s not at all clear how Deadpool or Logan intersect with the current X-Men continuity – or even, really, whether they’re even part of it at all.

After X-Men: Apocalypse, we assumed that the traditional X-Men ensemble would get another story, and it was quickly rumored that it would be a second blockbuster attempt at adapting the classic and beloved Dark Phoenix Saga (which was previously used as source material for Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand). Fox confirmed that story when they gave X-Men: Dark Phoenix its official title and a 2018 release date. Simon Kinberg, who has been a writer and producer working on the X-Men franchise since The Last Stand, has been handed the keys to the film and will be making his directorial debut. James McAvoy (Professor X), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) are all back in the 1990s-set story, with Jessica Chastain on-board playing a character that has yet to be revealed.

So what happened? To start, Dark Phoenix debuted to terrible reviews, including a franchise-worst 23% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s a dreadful score for any movie, but especially damning considering the film adapts the most beloved storyline in the history of the X-Men comic books, when Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) absorbs the seemingly limitless power of a force known as the Phoenix.

This leads us to the mishap of Fox marketing. With the Disney-Fox merger looming, we understand they’ve been a mess, distracted, with a revolving door of execs. We heard this around the time that Alita came out, that the filmmakers were dealing with different people in different marketing meetings. Some folks inform us that ever since Marc Weinstock left Fox as the head of domestic marketing in November 2016 (he’s now over at Paramount), the studio has been challenged to event-ize their slate (i.e. War of the Planet of the Apes, Alita, Dark Phoenix, and even Widows, which played well with audiences. However, give credit where credit is due — Bohemian Rhapsody was a magnificent swan song for the studio).

Realising their only hope is to change the timeline, Wolverine, who has his adamantium claws back (presumably thanks to Magneto), agrees to be sent back to 1973. X-Men: The Last Stand and Logan are the only films to have a Marvel fanfare that solely features pages from X-Men comics.

X2: An assault on Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, where future X-Men are groomed, leads to the crew teaming up with Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants to save all of mutant-kind from an existential threat. X-Men: Dark Phoenix offer a fresh take on Jean Grey’s corruption by the Phoenix, which begins after a mission into space goes awry and Jean absorbs a c0smic force that she can’t control.


1992: The events of X-Men Dark Phoenix do not occur. The Shi’Ar are a crucial element of X-Men mythology, and are featured in several classic stories including The Dark Phoenix Saga. Majestrix Lilandra is also Charles Xavier’s primary love interest.

Release Order: X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of the Future Past, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Logan, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, New Mutants (2020).


Things have changed quite a bit since 1963, or 1975, the year Wolverine and Storm first showed up. These days, Magneto would probably turn up on “The Howard Stern Show,” insulting dull, weak Homo sapiens. It might have been better to have the characters express themselves through action rather than having to explain themselves in the style of their comic book origins. The clear, bold strokes of comic books are what is needed.

Troye Sivan appeared in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” as Young Logan. Currently, Deadpool 3 is the only X-Men-adjacent film from Marvel Studios that’s known to be in production, but plans for more X-movies are certainly already underway.

Instead, Kinberg sticks us with a series of sequences showing Jean at war with herself. She can’t control her mental abilities. As a child, she caused a deadly car crash with her parents because she couldn’t stand hearing mom play Glen Campbell on the car radio. It’s a little extreme, but point taken. Getting close to Jean can be hazardous and in scene after grindingly repetitive scene Kingberg hammers the idea home. Tortured by guilt, Jean goes to the dark side as, yup, Dark Phoenix, prompting a lot of angst and a digital array of shockingly lousy FX.

While it seems that Marvel expects something else for inclusion in the film at this stage, we like to see it. After all, the meta-humor in the first two movies is what makes the franchise work so well. Reynolds has revived his career by playing his career and now has the opportunity to work inside the MCU litter box, without anyone knowing where he is in the case of jokes. He can go. And we really need to send one last one to Fox’s X-Men, before Marvel resumes them.

In many ways, X-Men: Days of Future Past was designed to right some of the inconsistencies created by the conflicting timelines of the films that preceded it, and open a new world of possibilities to build off of for future films. And that would have worked perfectly – if its own internal logic wasn’t, well, kinda busted.

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult) is seen watching an old episode of Star Trek on TV. The episode he’s watching is titled The Naked Time,” and actually follows a similar story path as Days of Future Past. The episode has a heavy time travel bent, as Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are sent back in time by an explosion after they encounter a mind-altering infection. The crew’s journey is akin to Wolverine’s in the film, as they only have three days to change events and avoid their horrible fate.

From its big emotional moments to its disappointing action scenes, the movie is a major bore. Sure, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is technically a worse movie, but with that one, at least you’re laughing at the screen and not constantly yawning. What could’ve been a grand space opera with Jean Grey devouring a star and fighting aliens on the moon turned out to be a dull and disappointing farewell to the uncanny X-Men.

A pharmaceutical company has developed a “cure” that suppresses the mutant gene, provoking controversy in the mutant community. Magneto declares war on the humans and retrieves his own weapon: Phoenix , the resurrected former X-Men member Jean Grey A final battle between the X-Men and the Brotherhood ensues, and Wolverine must accept that in order to stop Grey, he will have to kill her.


For all its effort to place women at the center of its story, a sentiment expressed in a corny line from Mystique about ” changing the name to X-Women ,” Dark Phoenix can’t resist ending with an image of two dudes playing chess, a callback image to the 2000 original. The last shot might provide a glimpse of Jean Grey’s Phoenix soaring through the sky, but the final scene once again finds Charles Xavier bantering with his old frenemy Magneto. “Just a game for old time’s sake,” quips the super-villain, as the two pals sit down together at an outdoor cafe, a setting that might also bring to mind the closing moments of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. It’s like staring at a copy of a copy of a copy.

But now, with the Disney-Fox merger, this version of the X-Men” franchise would appear to be in jeopardy after 19 years, seven main series films, three Wolverine-focused spinoffs and two Deadpool” flicks. Everyone expects that the return of the X-Men to the Marvel fold means that mutants will eventually be brought into the MCU.

X-Men #1, with a print run of 7.5 million copies (at least 7 million of which are presold, since comics specialty shops order on a nonreturnable basis), is being launched with all the hoopla and craftiness of a P.T. Barnum circus and almost as many acts. First there’ll be four variant ”first editions,” each with exactly the same 48-page story but a different cover — just buy ’em all, folks, put those covers together, and what do you get? A complete poster-size X-Men image. Then, in late September, a ”deluxe” edition of the issue is scheduled to arrive with a special gatefold cover, no ads, and better interior paper. The deluxe version will retail for $3.50, and the other versions for $1.50 each. Once the grandiose 1 is out of the way, subsequent monthly editions will sell for $1, the normal current price and a far cry from the measly 12 cents it cost to buy the original X-Men comics.

The X-Men were a team of mutants created to protect the world as well as maintain peaceful human-mutant relations. Three years after the first X-Men movie took place, the X-Men are a solid team. Wolverine is a full-fledged member and a mentor to the kids in the school, and some newcomers start to step up, including Iceman.

Following the crushing disappointment of the Merc with a Mouth’s first screen appearance in Origins, the passion of Ryan Reynolds and the power of prosumer” fans made pop-culture history. Deadpool‘s solo picture, a gory and raunchy action-comedy, delivered… and even had fun at the expense of past movies’ shortcomings.

Previously rumored X-Men movies like a Gambit solo outing starring Channing Tatum, a Logan spin-off built around X-23, or a Kitty Pryde stand-alone adventure are officially off the table at this point. The more complicated question is how Deadpool will fit into Disney’s plans. Deadpool 2 spent a decent amount of screentime setting up an X-Force spin-off, which looks unlikely to get made anytime soon. However, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has claimed that the company still wants to be in the Deadpool business and they remain committed to the movie’s R-rated sensibility. For now.

Fox continually guiding the franchise toward the Phoenix Saga is, at this point, a lazy effort. The story is without a doubt the most iconic and recognizable X-Men story Marvel has ever created. And so it’s understandable that Fox would want to capitalize on that familiarity.

So there you have it, a sort-of-fully explained X-Men movie timeline. This section shows characters who will appear or have appeared in more than two films in the series. It’s not that exciting as movie trailers go, and if you took the mutant part out of it this would arguably look like a hundred other teen horror movies set in a spooky facility with jump scares.

Here are 16 stars you may have forgotten appeared in “X-Men” movies. The most logical way to watch the X-Men films is in chronological order, based on the years the fictional stories took place in. Keeping track of the timeline was not easy. The events set during 1973 in Days of Future Past” had to jibe with those set in 2023 and also sync with much of the timeline created in the other six movies.

On a personal level, Jean also appears to be in a good place. For one thing, she’s growing closer to Scott Summers (Tye Sheridan), whose perpetual eye-laser burns extra hot for her; these two attractive twentysomethings don’t appear to have much in common beyond a big house and good cheekbones, but Kinberg’s script assumes that most people have seen enough of these movies to leave it at that. For another thing, Charles has used his cerebral superpowers to scaffold” Jean’s broken psyche together, protecting her from the memory (or even the basic knowledge) of what she did to her parents as a child.

The twelfth movie in the X-Men franchise is a perfect storm of pointlessness. Professor X also reveals that he and Magneto built Cerebro together in X-Men, while First Class shows Cerebro as a creation of Hank McCoy. This is so universally regarded as a misfire that it was heavily lampooned in Deadpool a film in the same series, released only a few years later. It’s all summed up pretty well in Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailer.

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