As the heroes prepare to assemble, we look back on previous films
'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'
'nuff said: Hugh Jackman's lovably gruff Wolverine character was the clear star of the first three "X-Men" films, and it was only natural to grant the character his own pic (or two). The result was a mixed bag, but did offer Ryan Reynolds as smarmy assassin Deadpool and some cameos by other Marvel characters who had yet to appear on the big screen. Proving the character's popularity, the film became a smash hit despite rampant pre-release pirating.
Worldwide box office: $373 million