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20th Century Fox

The original X- Men premiered on July 14, 2000, making over $150 million dollars. Since then there have been 10 more X-Men movies. X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand rounded out the original trilogy, with X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse acting as a reboot trilogy with a younger cast. There have also been three Wolverine movies: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, and Logan, as well as the wacky Deadpool and its sequel Deadpool 2. As the original X-Men and some other parts of the franchise take place in New York, many of the filming locations can be seen on The Super Tour of NYC.

X- Men revolves around the discrimination mutants face from the “normies”. However, these normies and mutants have to put their differences aside to tackle a bigger issue, Magneto (Ian McKellen). In the opening scene of X-Men, Magneto witnesses his parents killed by a nazi. That event sparked his hatred toward humanity, and Magneto created The Brotherhood of Mutants to gather mutants all to band together and take over the world.  It takes special mutants like Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Cyclops (James Marsden), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Storm (Halle Berry) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to put a stop to this madness.

Although X-Men wasn’t shot in NYC, in the movie there are many epic scenes that showcase the beauty of New York. For instance, the Magneto plans to place his mutation-inducing machine on Liberty Island and use it to “mutate” the world leaders meeting at a summit on nearby Ellis Island. At the end of the film, Wolverine battles Sabretooth on top of the Statue of Liberty while Magneto tries to transfer his powers to Rogue (Anna Paquin). You can see this area of Manhattan on our Super Tour, as well as many other filming locations for superhero films.


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