X2 is a 2003 film based on the Marvel Comics team of mutants. It was directed by Bryan Singer and stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Famka Janssen, Ian McKellan and Anna Paquin.


The X-Jet is an entirely fictional craft used by the X-Men for various missions. The plane seen in this film was an updated version from the first film. It has stealth capabilities and can take off and land vertically. The plane doesn't have any weapons, relying instead on the mutant powers of Jean Gray and Storm for defense. The design of the plane was inspired by the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

F-16 Falcon Edit

Two F-16s are sent to bring down the X-Jet as they fly back from Boston. Storm uses her power to generate tornadoes in defense. However, one of the pilots manages to lock a missile and fire before having to eject from her craft.