50 Interesting Facts about X-Men Comics and Movies

1Magneto

Magneto of the Ultimate Universe has the Ten Mutant Commandments tattooed on his back.

2. Gambit of the X-Men has such respect for Deadpool’s fighting abilities that he once paid him off rather than risk battling him, admitting that fighting Deadpool is tantamount to suicide.

3. Magneto had the number 214782 tattooed on his arm during the Holocaust. Because this couldn’t have been a legitimate Auschwitz number, it was later retconned to 24005.

4. Wolverine once survived for 6 months under a glacier by eating strips of his own arm (with his healing factor growing it back).

5. X-Men #1, published in 1991 is the world’s best selling comic book. It has sold nearly 8.2 million copies.

6Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson unsuccessfully lobbied for the role of Professor Xavier in the first ‘X-Men’ film.

7. A color issue of The Uncanny X-Men that was reprinted in black and white for “Essential X-Men Vol. 2”, accidentally revealed Storm’s nipple.

8. Stan Lee did not make a cameo appearance in ‘X2: X-Men United’ or ‘X-Men: First Class’, despite it being written into his contracts that he appears in any movie based upon Marvel characters he created.

9. In 2010, Marvel offered a special Deadpool variant cover of the comic “Siege #3” to any comic book store that would spend in 50 torn off covers of specific ‘Blackest Night’ comic books, which were published by their rivals at DC.

10. X-Men: First Class was originally written to be the prequel film for Magneto in the same vein as ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’. It would have featured Magneto’s early years fighting Nazis as a concentration camp prisoner, described by the writer as ‘X-Men’ meets ‘The Pianist’.

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