Comics to Film

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Though she’s missing her trademark green hair, “The Wolverine” version of Viper (played by Svetlana Khodchenkova) wears a familiar green body suit and gloves.

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Director James Mangold tweeted that Frank Miller’s artwork featuring Logan fighting ninjas was the inspiration behind this poster for “The Wolverine.”

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One has to wonder if “The Wolverine” creative team was inspired by the second iteration of Silver Samurai, who wore a technologically-advanced suit of armor.

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“X-Men” photographers snapped Hugh Jackman in this iconic Wolverine pose.

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Azazel (played by Jason Flemyng) is a skilled swordsman and  often uses various forms of weaponry in battle.

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“First Class” Beast (played by Nicholas Hoult) has feline features, a look which first appeared in the comics during Grant Morrison’s run on the influential “New X-Men” comic book. His look will be less cat-like in “Days of Future Past.”

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Much to fans appreciation, the “First Class” uniforms paid tribute to the classic blue and gold costumes from the comic books.

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Beast’s comic book origin of mutating into the furry blue mutant via serum was shown in “First Class.”

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Darwin, the mutant that is able to adapt to anything…is killed. The character also died in the comics, although he eventually converted into energy and reformed his body.

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Inspired or coincidence? Very similar images of Magneto.

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The lined “wings” or “flaps” on Banshee’s back, which help him to control his flight, are akin to those from the comic book.

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Emma Frost’s classic comic book attire was adapted for the big screen.

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Magneto’s comic book helmet appeared in “X-Men: First Class.”

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It’s not uncommon for Wolverine to slice off a Sentinel head in the X-Men comics! This iconic moment was translated to the big screen.

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In the comics, Storm and Callisto are known for their crazy fights; it was no different for their pairing in X3. The two characters battled it out twice!

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Beast doing a signature move!

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Before Jean Grey kills Professor Xavier, she lifts her arms in a classic Dark Phoenix pose. Watch the deleted psychic battle scene where she even says “I am Phoenix.”

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A very familiar pose for Nightcrawler.

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Coincidence? These two poses are pretty much identical.

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Cyclops on a motorcycle; pondering what to do next.

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Beast is known for doing many acrobatic feats in the comics! As seen in both the comic and film, he loves doing various activities upside-down.

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When you have Wolverine and Colossus in the same film, it’s obvious what you have to do: the fastball special!

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Wolverine hiding from a Sentinel. Was this a tribute to the Days of the Future Past comic book arc?

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Juggernaut doing what he does best!