Twitter user DanBlackroyd recently shared a delightfully dated photo of the X-Men cast at the film's Ellis Island premiere. The photo is a group shot of many of the film's ensemble cast members - Anna Paquin, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and Hugh Jackman.
As he pointed out, the cast's wardrobe - from McKellen's wood-patterned suit to Berry's bikini top - covers a wide variety of the fashion spectrum.
A vintage photo of the X-MEN cast where none of them are dressed like they're going to the same place. pic.twitter.com/FlZ898bPLf— [kie.ran] (@danblackroyd) August 13, 2017
Jackman and Stewart look like they're at a bachelor party in 1980s Miami at the club McKellen owns as a front for a cocaine laundering ring. pic.twitter.com/HHK31jQvHQ— [kie.ran] (@danblackroyd) August 13, 2017
Once he reminded everyone of the photo, it's safe to say that the Internet had a bit of a field day. In less than two days, the initial tweet has garnered tens of thousands of retweets and likes, and sparked quite a few hilarious responses, both from X-Men fans and people just nostalgic for the early 2000s.
Click through to the next slide to check out some of our favorite responses to this X-Men throwback photo.
When you're hanging out with friends at a con and none of you are cosplaying from the same series https://t.co/P5NOoOz7pZ— ♔ j i l l i a n ? (@sharkbaroness) August 15, 2017
I'd pay for Ian McKellen to say 'I am Groot' in that suit https://t.co/ilN0BRludS— Caitlin (@CrashBandicait) August 14, 2017
This feels like a personality test. Or at least the possible results of a BuzzFeed quiz. https://t.co/ivLJ89sKe0— Derek Attig (@bookmobility) August 14, 2017
"Hey Hugh"— Hani Omar Khalil (@demoncelery) August 14, 2017
"Have you seen Mallrats?"
"I HAV . . . OMG LET'S DRESS LIKE AFFLECK IN MALLRATS!"
in fairness, plainclothes X-Men in the comic books also have this problem.— Cheloca (@hoogemoogende) August 14, 2017
is Jackman wearing a backpack strap for a belt and if so PRAISE BE— jesse (@rockmarooned) August 14, 2017
One must usually go to @DennysDiner at 4am to find a group of that diverse of dress.— HolyGhost?SmokyJoe (@messiahcomplex) August 15, 2017
tag yourself i'm ian mckellan's solitary, crotch-level jacket button https://t.co/kHew7rTiy6— space punctuation (@mioseznito) August 14, 2017
Patrick Stewart wore the same outfit to the Emoji Movie. pic.twitter.com/PGWpduBwUZ— David (@Dahbud5000) August 15, 2017
What's great is that if this photo were drawn by Marc Silvestri it would like 100% at home in a 1988 Uncanny X-Men comic.— Andrew Bellemer (@AndrewBellemer) August 14, 2017