Wolverine Actor Hugh Jackman Celebrates ‘X-Men’ 20th Anniversary With BTS Video

The longtime Wolverine actor also revealed that he had three weeks to get in shape for the first film.

Today marked the 20th anniversary of the first X-Men film and Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman celebrated by sharing a behind-the-scenes video.

The explosion of Marvel movies truly began 20 years ago today when the first X-Men movie was released in theaters during the summer of 2000. X-Men launched a cinematic universe of films and a 17-year run for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The Fox era of the X-Men franchise will conclude when The New Mutants is eventually released as Marvel Studios takes over the franchise.

To celebrate X-Men‘s 20th anniversary, Hugh Jackman tweeted out an old behind-the-scenes video from the set of the original film. Jackman went on to share how he had to get in shape to play Wolverine in three weeks for the first film. You can check out Jackman’s post below!

What is your favorite moment in the original X-Men film? When was the first time you watched the film? Feel free the share in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for X-Men:

In the near future, “mutants” are the next link in the chain of evolution. Each are born with a genetic mutation that manifests into extraordinary powers. Under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the world’s most powerful telepath, these “gifted” students have learned to control and direct their respective powers for the greater good of mankind. But when the Professor’s former colleague and friend, Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto (Ian McKellen) wages war against them and society, Xavier brings together a special group of mutants called “X-Men” to protect the world that fears them.

Directed by Brian Singer, X-Men stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian Mckellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, and James Marsden.

X-Men is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Marvel Studios plans for Wolverine and the X-Men. Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.