TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
May 2, 2003
The X-Men, the Marvel Comics team of mutants, made its way to the big screen with 'X-Men' in 2000. The film featured Patrick Stewart as Professor X, James Marsden as Cyclops, Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, Halle Berry as Storm and Hugh Jackman and Wolverine. Comic book fans had for years egged on Patrick Stewart (of Star Trek fame) to play Professor X due to his strong resemblance to the character.
'X-Men' went on to spawn two sequels: 'X2: X-Men United' and 'X-Men: The Last Stand' with most of the cast intact.