7.5 things you should know about the ''X-Men'' sequel -- EW tells you what to expect from ''X2'''s plot, characters, and action scenes

By EW Staff
Updated January 24, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
Hugh Jackman, X2: X-Men United
Credit: X-Men 2: Kerry Hayes
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Something old, something new, something bladed, something blue: Look for all of these and more in ”X2,” the latest installment of director Bryan Singer’s comic-book saga of social oppression, minority pride, and battle-applicable birth defects (opening May 2). And things have gotten considerably darker: ”It’s kind of a trial by fire for Mutant High,” says Singer. ”Literally, in certain scenes.” Below, what every good citizen — mutant or norm — should know about the impending fray. Consider this your spoiler alert and warning: Even as you read these words, Fox executives are looking at an initial print of the film — thus, everything you read could undergo serious mutations before the premiere.

X2: X-Men United

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  • PG-13
  • 133 minutes
  • Bryan Singer