Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PressExposure) April 22, 2009 -- Since 2000, the X-Men franchise has seen the release of three films to major box office success and has paved the way for the newest addition to the series, centered on the popular character Wolverine. The X-Men Movie Marathon commencing on April 22, 2009 at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai is an exclusive screening that will let fans revive the adrenaline experienced in the earlier three films in the series: X-Men (2000), X-Men: United (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
From its origin as a comic book conceptualized by the writer and artist team Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963, to the soon to be released X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie, the X-Men franchise has come a long way. While all the X-Men movies heavily use elements from the original Marvel Comics by the same name, there are many deviations from the comic storyboards.
The movies for instance, draw inspiration from different plots in the comic book and do not strictly follow the timeline as chalked out in them. The character Wolverine, as played by Hugh Jackman does not have as pivotal a role in the comics as compared to the movies, where he is accorded a prime role.
Die-hard X-Men fans will also note that the weather manipulating character Storm has a dominant place in the movies whereas in the comics, the telepathic character Emma Frost finds more prominence.
The X-Men movies are the best way to appreciate the true genius of the books however and with the X-Men Movie Marathon, fans have a chance to experience their fascination with the popular comic series on the big screen once again.