No need to stay glued to FX’s ‘X-Men’ marathon before heading out to catch the latest flick, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘.  Besides, let’s face it, some of them were terrible.  Luckily, rumor has it that ‘Days of Future Past’ will eliminate a lot of that junk.  For instance, despite Professor Xavier dying in ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and Magneto losing his powers, they appear at the end of ‘The Wolverine’, alive and having powers respectively .  And although she was cut from the film, Rogue was to have played a part, presumably also with powers.

So instead of catching that marathon or breaking out your BluRays, Vulture has mashed together everything you need to know (and some you probably don’t) about all six existing X-Movies: ‘X-Men’, ‘X2: X-Men United’, ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’, ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, ‘X-Men: First Class’ and ‘The Wolverine’ into one handy three-minute compilation.

Take a look below:

And there you have it.  Pretty much everything you need to know before seeing ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ without having to waste a whole day on some less than watchable ‘X-Men’ films.  Now you’re all set!