Fantasy equal: Mutant
The X-Men trilogy and now the origins movies cannot be classified as fantasy, but rather sci-fi, however, powerful mutants do have similarities to mighty warriors and mythical beings. For this reason, I warrant it worthy of a mention.
The X-Men movies are based on the Marvel comic with the same name. It features a multitude of supernatural beings, known as mutants, who are humanoid mutations of different sorts. Mutants are the next step of evolution where human DNA has been infused with that of an animal, a natural element or some form of energy or biomaterial.
X-Men features many of these mutants, from an Egyptian lady with dominion over the elements of air, cold and electricity to a man who can manipulate anything made from metal. All the movies revolve around the struggle of mutants to be accepted by the world, the fear humans have towards them and the challenges and confrontations they face from their indifferences, which can be said is similar to the gay struggle.
The movies do not feature many stimulating dialogues, hey they are action films! They do feature energetic fighting scenes, however and stunning visual effects. Also, there are quite a few mutants who are kind to the eye. Like many amongst us, I too have been severely bitten by the Wolverine and am now his slave forever. The following collection mostly revolves around him and the stunning actor, Hugh Jackman. I do however have a soft spot for the charming and enigmatic Gambit as well.
You’re in for a treat, since due to it’s great popularity, many a gay themed X-Men imagery can be found on the net, most of them being of Wolvey! This is going to be quite the collection, so hold on tight!
“X-Men is a superhero team in the Marvel Comics Universe. They were created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The X-Men #1 (September 1963). Under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant sentiment, Professor Xavier creates 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 possessed X-tra power due to their possession of the "X-Gene", a gene normal humans lacked and gives Mutants their abilities.
Early issues introduced the team's arch enemy, Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants, who would later battle the X-Men for years. The X-Men comics have been adapted in other media, including animated television series, video games, and a successful series of films.”
“In 2000, Jackman was cast as Wolverine in Bryan Singer's X-Men, replacing Dougray Scott. His co-stars include Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and Ian McKellen. According to a CBS interview in November 2006, Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness told him not to take the role, a comment she later told him she was glad he ignored.
Jackman, at 6'3, stands a foot taller than Wolverine, who is said in the original comic book to be 5' 3". Hence, the filmmakers were frequently forced to shoot Jackman at unusual angles or only from the waist up to make him appear shorter than he actually is, and his co-stars wore platform soles. Jackman was also required to add a great deal of muscle for the role, and in preparing for the fourth film in the series, he bench-pressed over 300 pounds. An instant star upon the film's release, Jackman later reprised his role in 2003's X-Men 2, 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was released May 1, 2009.”