LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28:  Actor Hugh Jackman arrives at the screening 20th Century Fox's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' at the Chinese Theater on April 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Marvel Universe

Populated by the X-Men, Spiderman, Wolverine, and the Avengers, the Marvel Universe is a Hollywood goldmine and an object of fascination for millions of fans. Various Marvel properties are the titular subjects in videogames, live action and animated TV shows, and at least one Hollywood blockbuster a year.