The X-Men are a superhero team in the Marvel Comics Universe. The basic concept of the X-Men is that under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant sentiment, Professor Xavier created a haven at his Westchester mansion to train young mutants to use their powers for the benefit of humanity, and to prove mutants can be heroes. Xavier recruited Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast and Jean Grey, calling them "X-Men" because they possess special powers due to their possession of the "X-Gene", a gene normal humans lack but which gives Mutants their abilities. Early on, however, the "X" in X-Men stood for "extra" power which normal humans lacked.
The name X-Men grow from comic’s books and cartoons to movies and to the classic it is today. The the first appearance was in 1963 with a comic book called The X-men #1 The X-Men was one of the last titles of this Silver Age renaissance, appearing in September 1963. The X-Men franchise became one of Marvel's most valuable assets during the decade and inspired other comic book properties, such as Spider-Man and DC Comics' Superman and Batman, to create several interconnected "families" of multiple books. With the growth of time the series introduced a TV series in 199 and now it stands as the longest-running Marvel Comics-based show, running for five seasons and 76 episodes.
In the year 2000 the first film was released Directed by Bryan Singer, the film stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Famke Janssen, Bruce Davison, James Marsden, Halle Berry, Rebecca Romijn, Ray Park and Tyler Mane. It introduces Wolverine and Rogue into the conflict between Professor Xavier's X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants, led by Magneto. Magneto intends to mutate world leaders at a United Nations summit with a machine he has built to bring about acceptance of mutantkind, but Xavier realizes this forced mutation will only result in their deaths.