With the premiere of X-Men: Dark Phoenix quickly approaching, and the 20th anniversary of the original X-men also very close, 20th Century Fox decided to celebrate the legacy of their many mutant-driven films on Twitter by creating a new holiday: #XMenDay!
Nearly 20 years ago the #XMen movie franchise was born. Happy #XMenDay! https://t.co/vImudn4dYI— Rotten Tomatoes (@Rotten Tomatoes) 1557764760.0
In honor of the occasion, Ryan Reynolds took a quick break from tweeting about Detective Pikachu to send up the merc with a mouth.
Happy #XMenDay. Since the moment I first put on the suit, it’s been the greatest gig of my life. Even “Practice Dea… https://t.co/40AouXXRzN— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds) 1557758105.0
Hugh Jackman similarly took a moment to remember the role that made him a household name.
Role of a lifetime. #XMenDay https://t.co/0PgULUK4pE— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman) 1557748754.0
Of course, these two can never just play nice.
@RealHughJackman Spoiler alert. #XMenDay https://t.co/UqPO1crpkh— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds) 1557758237.0
@VancityReynolds @RealHughJackman https://t.co/JdaeQpJ8fD— Chef Mike Haracz 🍔🍟🍔🍟🍔 (@Chef Mike Haracz 🍔🍟🍔🍟🍔) 1557758423.0
@VancityReynolds @RealHughJackman DAMMIT WADE!!— Manuel Romero (@Manuel Romero) 1557805561.0
Jackman responded in kind to Reynolds's snark.
Line. Sand. Drawn. @VancityReynolds https://t.co/JNbEfAZ9yG— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman) 1557772889.0
@RealHughJackman @VancityReynolds https://t.co/DwRspBoLP4— Cyn (@Cyn) 1557786966.0
@RealHughJackman @VancityReynolds @VancityReynolds 👀👀👀 https://t.co/vC8wFCP18c— 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓬𝓮𝔂 𝓑𝓪𝓷𝓬𝓻𝓸𝓯𝓽 (@𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓬𝓮𝔂 𝓑𝓪𝓷𝓬𝓻𝓸𝓯𝓽) 1557773805.0
Fans looked back on some of their favorite Wolverine and Deadpool memories.
Happy #XMenDay! Flashback to 2012 when I visited the set of The Wolverine. @RealHughJackman, @mang0ld & crew were s… https://t.co/YJwZvtyZtT— Ryan Penagos (@Ryan Penagos) 1557768496.0
In honor of #XMenDay, here is HANDS DOWN the best fight from any of the movies. A classic fight. A classic villain.… https://t.co/HkuKLCorxn— Lights, Camera, Pod (@Lights, Camera, Pod) 1557772453.0
The X-Men always held a special place in creator Stan Lee's heart.
“I love the X-Men. One of the reasons I love the X-Men was to, in some subtle way, let the readers know that there’… https://t.co/l0wg3eSb9U— The Nerd Council (@The Nerd Council) 1557756641.0
Many of the actors who have had a chance to portray the super-beings onscreen tweeted about their time at Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters:
An unforgettable experience of getting to hitch a ride in the X-Men Universe. #XMenDay #DarkPhoenix #Harada… https://t.co/BNU93TcJne— Will Yun Lee (@Will Yun Lee) 1557758128.0
Such an honor to have been part of this great legacy. Thanks for the awesome ride! #XMenDay #DarkPheonix https://t.co/Bqo1pEdT3D— Adan Canto (@Adan Canto) 1557773949.0
It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 20 years! I feel so lucky to have been apart of this legacy! Celebrate… https://t.co/HbzgZzoC5Z— Shawn R Ashmore (@Shawn R Ashmore) 1557755147.0
Happy #XMenDay everyone! I’m so grateful to be a small part of the #XTribe https://t.co/I7rPUY0IHA— Katie Stuart (@Katie Stuart) 1557766491.0
Happy #XMenDay! I can honestly say it's been a blast. You see what I did there? 🔥#Pyrolives🔥 https://t.co/anbtLAQtkR— Aaron Stanford (@Aaron Stanford) 1557769379.0
Fans, meanwhile, tweeted about their favorite comic issues!
#XMenDay comics love for some of my faves. https://t.co/I6DCHBfeIn— Ryan Penagos (@Ryan Penagos) 1557768497.0
One of the most underappreciated X-Men artists was Dave Cockrum who created/designed most of your favorite characte… https://t.co/HaQlcAPlbF— Advent Comics (@Advent Comics) 1557772117.0
Everyone has a favorite X-person!
It's apparently #XMenDay which, let's be honest means it's Nightcrawler day. Because he's the best. Shout out to Be… https://t.co/MgZ5q8nSdM— Xander Mobus (@Xander Mobus) 1557773931.0
Happy #XMenDay! Who's your favorite mutant? https://t.co/Z9B5I4YiAH— Entertainment Earth (@Entertainment Earth) 1557773575.0
@EntEarth https://t.co/8Nwcysr1Vu— Kap's MaAdHouse Kollectibles (@Kap's MaAdHouse Kollectibles) 1557777257.0
@EntEarth https://t.co/hCbRsPFEmW— Jay (@Jay) 1557773807.0
@EntEarth https://t.co/ntJ2hJUbs0— Justin Stewart (@Justin Stewart) 1557774124.0
@EntEarth https://t.co/PZHtfbwrXz— Ryan Israels (@Ryan Israels) 1557776481.0
Happy X-men Day, everyone!