Presentation on theme: "1 The Uncanny X-Men. 2 Outline Introduction Introduction Part I. Marvel Part I. Marvel Part II. The story Part II. The story Part III. The characters."— Presentation transcript:
4 Introduction The X-Men are a team of comic book superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, they debuted in September 1963 The year 2000 saw the debut of following series X- Men: Evolution and the long-awaited X-Men movie directed by Bryan Singer Its sequel X2 was released in 2003 and became the sixth highest grossing film of the year. A third X-Men movie is scheduled for release in May of 2006
5 Part I. Marvel Marvel Comics is an American comic book company created in 1939 Since the 1960s, it has been one of the two largest American comics companies, along with DC Comics Editor/writer Stan Lee and freelance artist Jack Kirby created the family the Fantastic Four in the 1960s With Kirby, Lee created the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, the Mighty Thor and the X-Men With Bill Everett, Daredevil; and with Steve Ditko, Doctor Strange and Marvel's most successful character, Spider-Man Several of Marvel properties have been licensed to become hit movies, most notably X-Men and Spider-Man
6 Part I. Marvel Nowadays, Marvel remains a key publisher in the comics business, even as the industry has dwindled to a fraction of its peak size decades earlier
7 Professor X has been compared to African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Magneto to the more militant Malcolm X. The X- Mens purpose is sometimes referred to achieving "Xaviers dream" perhaps a reference to Kings historic "I Have a Dream" speech
8 Part II. The story The X-Men are mutants who, through a sudden leap in evolution, are born with latent superhuman abilities The X-Men were founded by the paraplegic telepath Professor Charles Francis Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X Xavier gathered the X-Men under the cover of Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters in Salem Center, a city in Westchester County, New York In the academy, he trains young mutants to protect themselves and the world from Magneto and other menacing threats
9 Part III. The characters The original X-Men consisted of five teenagers learning to control their powers: Cyclops/Scott Summers, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Angel/Warren Worthington, Beast/Hank McCoy and Iceman/Bobby Drake In Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975), the new group consisted of adults from a variety of nations Led by Cyclops, the new team consisted of Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Sunfire/Shiro Yashida, Banshee/Sean Cassidy and most notably the previously introduced Wolverine/Logan
10 Founder, mentor and sometime leader of the X-Men. Xavier can read, control and influence human minds and cast illusions. He can also detect the presence of other mutants. rendered a paraplegic in an accident caused by an alien called Lucifer
11 Magneto, a Holocaust survivor sees the situation of mutants as similar to those of Jews in Nazi Germany. Magneto's primary power is magnetism
12 Phoenix aka Jean Grey (Marvel Girl). Her lover: Scott Summers (Cyclops); also attracted to Logan. Phoenix is a mutant born with the abilities of telepathy and telekinesis. As Phoenix, Jean's psi- powers became stronger
13 Power to control the weather, including lightning, rain, snow and wind, which she primarily uses to make herself and others fly.
14 Wolverine/Logan. Possesses animal- like senses and reflexes and has three forearm- length claws on each hand.
15 Relationship with Marvel Girl culminating in her tragic death as she tried to pilot a space shuttle through a solar flare, her rebirth as Phoenix and her suicide on the Moon. Power to project beams of pure solar energy from his eyes
16 Conclusion In 2000, 20th Century Fox released X-Men, a $75 million film adaptation of the comic, directed by Bryan Singer The film gathered approval from fans and enough good reviews to begin a revival of superhero-themed movies In 2003, the sequel X2: X-Men United also directed by Singer, was released In 2006, a third movie X-Men 3 directed by Brett Ratner will be released