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'X'-citing Secrets

7.5 things you should know about the ''X-Men'' sequel -- EW tells you what to expect from ''X2'''s plot, characters, and action scenes

Hugh Jackman, X2: X-Men United | 'MEN' AT WORK Hugh Jackman's Wolverine gets to the point
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'MEN' AT WORK Hugh Jackman's Wolverine gets to the point

Something old, something new, something bladed, something blue: Look for all of these and more in ''X2,'' the latest installment of director Bryan Singer's comic-book saga of social oppression, minority pride, and battle-applicable birth defects (opening May 2). And things have gotten considerably darker: ''It's kind of a trial by fire for Mutant High,'' says Singer. ''Literally, in certain scenes.'' Below, what every good citizen -- mutant or norm -- should know about the impending fray. Consider this your spoiler alert and warning: Even as you read these words, Fox executives are looking at an initial print of the film -- thus, everything you read could undergo serious mutations before the premiere.

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