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Original Trilogy

X-Men movie

directed by Bryan Singer; script by David Hayter; story by Tom DeSanto and Bryan Singer; stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier, Ian McKellen as Magneto, Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, James Marsden as Cyclops, Halle Berry as Storm, Anna Paquin as Rogue, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos as Mystique, Tyler Mane as Sabretooth, Bruce Davison as Senator Robert Kelly, Ray Park as Toad, and Shawn Ashmore as Iceman; 104 minutes; released 14 July 2000

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X2

directed by Bryan Singer; script by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, and David Hayter; story by Bryan Singer, David Hayter, and Zak Penn; stars Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Ian McKellen as Magneto, Halle Berry as Storm, Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, James Marsden as Cyclops, Anna Paquin as Rogue, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos as Mystique, Brian Cox as Colonel William Stryker, Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Aaron Stanford as Pyro, and Kelly Hu as Deathstrike; 134 minutes; released 2 May 2003

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X-Men: The Last Stand

directed by Brett Ratner; written by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn; stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, Ian McKellen as Magneto, Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier, Kelsey Grammer as Beast, Halle Berry as Storm, Rebecca Romijn as Mystique, Anna Paquin as Rogue, James Marsden as Cyclops, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde (a.k.a. Shadowcat), Daniel Cudmore as Colossus, Aaron Stanford as Pyro, Vinnie Jones as Juggernaut, Eric Dane as Jamie Madrox (a.k.a. Multiple Man), Dania Ramirez as Callisto, Meiling Melançon as Psylocke, and Ken Leung as Kid Omega; 104 minutes; released 26 May 2006

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Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen

written by Thomas J. McLean; cover by Kevin Colden; published by Sequart Research & Literacy Organization; 296 pages; softcover; $15.99; published Nov 2011

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Subsequent Films in Original Timeline

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

directed by Gavin Hood; written by David Benioff and Skip Woods; stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Liev Schreiber as Victor Creed, Danny Huston as William Stryker, Lynn Collins as Kayla Silverfox, Taylor Kitsch as Gambit, Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, and Tim Pocock as Scott Summers; mostly set in 1982 (although early scenes are set from 1845 to 1975); 107 minutes; released 1 May 2009 (though released on 29 Apr in Australia)

The Wolverine movie

directed by James Mangold; written by Mark Bomback and Scott Frank; stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida, Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen Yashida, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, Svetlana Khodchenkova as Dr. Green (a.k.a. Viper), Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada, Haruhiko Yamanouchi as Yashida, Brian Tee as Noburo Mori, Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier (cameo), and Ian McKellen as Magneto (cameo); 126 minutes; released 26 July 2013 (though released on 24 July in some markets and on 25 July in Australia)

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New Continuity

X-Men: First Class movie

directed by Matthew Vaughn; script by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, and Matthew Vaughn; story by Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer; stars James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr (a.k.a. Magneto), Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, January Jones as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy (a.k.a. Banshee), Lucas Till as Alex Summers (a.k.a. Havok), and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine (cameo); mostly set in 1962 (although the prologue is set in 1944); 132 minutes; released 3 June 2011 (though released on 1 June in the U.K.)

X-Men: Days of Future Past

directed by Bryan Singer; script by Simon Kinberg; story by Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, and Jane Goldman; mostly set in 1973 (although it contains scenes from the future in the original timeline, and a brief scene in the future of the revised timeline); 131 minutes; released 23 May 2014 (American release date; premiered on 10 May 2014 in New York City; premiered in U.K. on 22 May 2014)

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X-Men: Apocalypse

directed by Bryan Singer; mostly occurs in 1983 (although the prologue is set in ancient Egypt); released 27 May 2016 (although screened in London on 9 May 2016)

Deadpool

directed by Tim Miller; written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick; stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool; mostly set in the present (2016) in the revised timeline; released 12 Feb 2016

Logan

stars James Mangold as Wolverine; mostly set in the future (following the scene at the end of Days of Future Past) in the revised timeline; released 3 Mar 2017


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