The X-Men, Marvel Comics' most popular band of mutants, have been around since 1963.
The films have been suitably massive successes. But while Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects) directed X-Men and its superior sequel, X2, DC Comics hijacked his services for the upcoming Superman Returns.
So this year's X-Men: The Last Stand features director Brett 'Rush Hour' Ratner, and fans are wary. What is to be of the X-Men saga?
Here are some exclusive images from the new film.
Text: Raja Sen | Design: Reuben NV