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The folks over at IGN have a pretty strong love for all things X-Men—so much so, in fact, that they made a video timeline infographic called “Every X-Man Ever” that provides in-depth info about all of the mutants who joined up with Professor Xavier. If you’re a fan of the X-Men, then you’ll definitely need to check this video out.

From IGN:

Yes, we love the X-Men. Who doesn’t? But there are so many of them… It’s hard to keep track! And that’s one of the reasons we put together this video timeline and infographic (watch it above!) detailing the long and storied membership of Professor Xavier’s merry band of mutants. This was no easy task, as there have been so many offshoots and side teams and kinda-sorta-teams over the course of the X-Men’s 50-plus year history. But we channeled our mutant power of OCD and did our best to nail down a complete membership history of the core X-Men team (in the comics only). Oh, and we’re also including a written version of this feature below for those of you who don’t have video capabilities in your X-Mansion yet…

Check out the video after the break…

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It’s official. Rumors have been swirling about a Gambit film starring Channing Tatum as the card flinging mutant, but Variety has confirmed Tatum will star in the 20th Century Fox film and that it will be released on October 7, 2016. The movie will be written by Joshua Zetumer who was also responsible for the 2014 RoboCop.

There isn’t any information about the plot yet, but perhaps it will be set up in X-Men: Apocalpyse when it hits theaters in May 2016.

(via CBR)

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There are all sorts of clever vanity plates out there and a lot of them are very nerdy, but this one has to be the best of the lot. It was captured by Redditor funboixero on a car in Houston, Texas. Looks like the Professor has one badass set of wheels when he’s not busy getting things done at the school. And yes, the owner was in a wheelchair, but no word on whether or not he was bald.

See another picture after the break.

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The Deadpool movie has been confirmed, and now we’re getting details on exactly where it stands in the cinematic universe. According to X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer Simon Kinberg in an interview with Comicbook.com:

“There’s definitely a sort of overall plan that we’ve all been talking about for the X-Men universe now,” Kinberg explained, “and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it’s part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel’s done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox.”

The film is set to hit theaters on February 12, 2016 so we’ve still got a bit of a wait to see exactly how they manage to tie it all together.

(Comicbook.com via Bleeding Cool)

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Remember when that Deadpool movie test footage leaked and everyone was really bummed because it reminded us just how much we wanted a Deadpool movie?

Prepare to be made happy. Variety reported yesterday that we’ll be getting a Deadpool movie on February 12, 2016 and it’ll be a spin-off of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Like the test footage, it will star Ryan Reynolds and be directed by Tim Miller. It’s also being produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Lauren Shuler Donner, which makes me feel like it’ll be in good hands.

It’s a long time to wait, but I think it’ll be worth it.

(via The Mary Sue)

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There is all sorts of stuff on Craigslist and sometimes it’s even free. In those cases, people generally want to clear out clutter—but this is just unreal. Apparently, this huge X-Men arcade cabinet was up for free and redditor Zappletree snagged it. We’re not sure if it works but, either way, it might be even cooler than this $8 Dalek dress one girl found recently at her local Goodwill.

(via reddit)

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Funko mines all sorts of sources for their Pop! series, and they’ve recently taken a trip into the past to visit the classic X-Men. A new vinyl figure collection focuses on six iconic X-Men characters including: Cyclops, Professsor X, Magneto, Mystique, Colossus, and Storm. You’ll be able to pick up the superheroes and villains in stores this November/December.

See more mutant toys after the break.

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Wolverine Autopsy

It’s old news now that Marvel Comics intends to kill the mutant hero Logan AKA Wolverine. Wolverine’s been one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes for a while and he’s basically the lead character of every X-Man movie, so his loss should have a tremendous impact. But will it? Comics are known for superheroes and villains seemingly dying only to return later, and the odds of resurrection seem to increase if you’re a mutant or in a book with an “X” in the title. There was this time when we saw Wolverine get stabbed through the stomach and then the autopsy revealed it wasn’t him but a shape-shifting alien who took his place while we weren’t looking. Oh, and that time Logan actually did die alongside his teammates in Dallas.

That having been said, here’s a quick list of some prime examples of false deaths and literal resurrections that have happened in the X-Men family of comics. To keep this from becoming a novel, we won’t include cases when time travel or the Infinity Gauntlet has been used to prevent a death from happening in the first place.

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This is without a doubt the most perfect display possible for the X-Men films. Dave Delisle of Dave’s Geeky Ideas came up with the idea, which is sadly not a real thing that you can buy. The centerpiece of the display is Magneto, who’s standing with his arms spread as though he’s making the discs hover in midair. This isn’t the first time he’s come up with an amazing display case. He’s got lots of geeky creations including one for Doctor Who and The Avengers.

See more pictures after the break.

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Jon Hamm as Cable

At one point, it seemed likely that the next X-Men film would focus on X-Force. Now that they’ve announced X-Men: Apocalypse though, it’s up in the air. There are enough comic book films flying around that I think it could still happen, and if it does, Cable will probably appear. Cable co-creator Rob Liefeld posted a picture of Jon Hamm as the character for fun and says he’d be perfect. Based on this image, I agree one hundred percent.

(via ALBOTAS)