The year was 2000. The location was Ellis Island. This is what the first X-Men movie premiere looked like. You could say it was like a mutated species of a Hollywood red carpet.
Let’s start with what our Wolverine, Hugh Jackman, looked like.
Throwing up his X-Men gang sign.
Now move on over to Halle Berry wearing a bikini.
A bikini and a belly chain.
Back when she was still with Eric Benet.
Looking flawless beside Ian McKellen in this goofy suit jacket.
Super fresh-faced James Marsden.
Darth Maul. In a kilt.
He played Toad in the movie.
Anna Paquin, who was just too precious.
Here’s our uncanny X-Men all together.
Look how far they’ve come since then!
Um, why was Ashley Judd there?
And Katie Holmes?
Stephen Baldwin too, apparently?
Who told Heidi Klum she could show up with a giant flower in her hair?
Sure, let’s just invite Cyndi Lauper while we’re at it.
Rebecca Romijn (when she was Romijn-Stamos) looking a little buzzed and hanging onto Famke Janssen.
Please consider her outfit.
Some very early 2000s fashion.
Just hanging on everyone.
Hey, it was her first huge movie, let her live!
Anyway, talk about a time warp!