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How to watch all the X-Men films in order

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-Men is one of the most high-profile film franchises ever made, but even a die-hard fan is likely to find the plot lines a little confusing.

From the original X-Men films in the early 00s to the more recent prequels starring James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence, the hit Marvel series is so full of twists and turns it’s hard to keep up – and we haven’t even mentioned the Wolverine and Deadpool spin-offs yet.

Dark Phoenix, which starred Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, was billed as the final film focusing on the main characters in the X-Men franchise when it arrived last year, and supposedly acts as the final piece in this mutant puzzle – before the New Mutants eventually arrives, at least.

If it wasn’t hard enough to follow already, there are a couple of different timelines by which to follow the X-Men films, thanks to X-Men: Days of Future Past going back in time to 1973 and changing the course of history – which is where things get confusing.

There’s also the option to watch the films in chronological order, which is probably easiest for the casual X-Men viewer.

However you do it, you may want to do your homework before you head to the cinema. This is our guide to catching up with X Men in order.

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X-Men movies in chronological order of release

The most logical way to watch the X-Men films is in chronological order, based on the years the fictional stories took place in.

  • X-Men: First Class (set in 1962, released in 2011)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (set in 1973, released in 2014)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (set in 1981, released in 2009)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (set in 1983, released in 2016)
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (set in 1992, released in 2019)
  • X-Men (set in 2000, released in 2000)
  • X2: X-Men United (set in 2003, released in 2003)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (set in 2006, released in 2006)
  • The Wolverine (set in 2013, released in 2013)
  • Deadpool (set in 2016, released in 2016)​
  • Deadpool 2 (2018, released in 2018)
  • Logan (2029, released in 2017)
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Timeline A

If you’re feeling brave and want to include Days of Future Past in your movie marathon, opt for one of two alternate timelines. In the first, Mystique fails to kill military scientist Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) after the X-Men discover he has been experimenting on mutants. Decades on, an army of robot Sentinels risk the extinction of mutant-kind. As a result, some of the films mentioned above do not appear in the list below. Based on that timeline, you can watch the films in the following order:

  • X-Men: First Class
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • X-Men
  • X2: X-Men United
  • X-Men: The Last Stand
  • The Wolverine
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Timeline B

In this timeline, the Wolverine stops Mystique from killing Trask, in turn saving mutants from extinction. Mystique becomes a public hero after saving President Nixon from Magneto. As with Timeline A, not all of the X-Men films feature in this timeline as a result. For this, watch in the following order:

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (future sequence)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (past sequence)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix ​
  • Deadpool ​
  • Deadpool 2
  • Logan

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Anna Maxwell Martin is returning to Line of Obligation as DCS Carmichael

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Anna Maxwell Martin is returning to Line of Duty as DCS Carmichael

DCS Carmichael, the manager of AC-12’s fellow anti-corruption device AC-3, created her debut in Jed Mercurio’s bent copper bonanza toward the conclude of collection 5, when she was introduced in to interrogate Superintendent Ted Hastings about his perceived backlinks to organised criminal offense.

Hastings was later vindicated, of course, mainly because he sticks to the letter of the legislation, but the straight-chatting Carmichael rapidly set up herself as a enthusiast favourite.

In the most new episode of the BBC A person strike, Hastings was compelled into retiring by Deputy Chief Constable Andrea Smart, who exposed that – brace yourselves – a restructuring was in the works at Central Law enforcement. This shake-up would divert funding away from anti-corruption operate, forcing AC models 3, 9 and 12 to lower their head count and merge.

Brace on your own for a flurry of Reg-15 notices – Pat’s again

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With a stage of candour deserving of her other on-monitor alter moi, Julia from Motherland, Maxwell Martin famous: “I can’t remember what she’s accomplishing there, nor would I be allowed to blab, but suffice to say she’s bought some new clobber and she’s prepared to bust some balls.” We wouldn’t have it any other way.

With AC-12’s long term uncertain, could Carmichael’s comeback suggest that she will be having the reins of this new, scaled-down anti-corruption device likely forward? What will Steve Arnott, who has seemingly been placing off a transfer to a distinct department out of loyalty to the gaffer, consider of this revamp? And could Carmichael and Davidson conclusion up going through off in a glass box interview extravaganza? We are living in hope, fellas.

Line of Responsibility carries on on BBC A person on April 18 at 9pm

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