The X-Men came into existence thanks to another gaggle of superheroes. My problem was, what powers would I give them? And I took the cowardly way out, and I figured, hey, the easiest thing in the world: They were born that way. They were mutants.
As some of you know especially people who follow me on Twitter and Facebook , a bit I had written on Tuesday inspired a bit of controversy when Movieline the revamped online version of a magazine I used to read asked a 'Fox Source' for comment on said story. In the article published at Mendelson's Memos , Film Threat and Huffington Post , I noted with amusement that, despite Tom Rothman's claim that the work print version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was ten minutes shorter, the final running time of the theatrical cut was the same minutes as the work print. This alleged 'exchange' basically had the Fox source claiming that I was not aware that the bootleg in fact lacked finished production elements music, fx, matte work, etc. On the plus side, my article got mainstream attention at Yahoo and The Internet Movie Database , as well as several other mainstream movie sites.
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The film's plot details Wolverine's childhood as James Howlett, his time with Major William Stryker 's Team X , the bonding of Wolverine's skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program and his relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed. The film was mostly shot in Australia and New Zealand , with Canada also serving as a location. Filming took place from January to May
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is in theatres now! You are probably aware that in Disney completed their acquisition of 20th century Fox. One of the motivating factors behind the purchase was X-Men.