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Dec 7th 2017 at 7:08:53 PM

I believe this deserves its own thread now.

“Set in 1992, about 10 years after the events of last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix opens with the X-Men, including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-Mcphee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters), in a new, unexpected role: national heroes. Charles Xavier (James Mcavoy) even lands on the cover of Time magazine. But his growing ego puts the team at risk. “Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions,” Kinberg says. After they’re dispatched to space for a rescue mission, a solar flare hits the X-Jet and the surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean (Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner)— the Phoenix.”

edited 7th Dec '17 7:09:57 PM by ManOfSin

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Dec 29th 2017 at 12:49:44 PM

I think they should end the main X-Men series, and reboot it for the MCU, they can continue to work on Deadpool, New Mutants, X-Force, etc

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Dec 29th 2017 at 1:24:58 PM

So going by my math, Patrick Stewart was about 60 years old when he played Xavier in the first X-Men movie. In 1992, he would've been 52 years old. James McAvoy is currently 38, 14 years younger than Stewart was in '92. So are they going to bother aging the actors up to look older, or are they just going to not try like in X-Men: Apocalypse?

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Dec 29th 2017 at 2:00:34 PM

[up][up] Fox might try convincing Disney to keep the current X-Men universe with their next films.

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Dec 29th 2017 at 2:12:54 PM

Also the current X-Men timeline is technically a reboot thanks to Days of Future Past so its possible to say that the current X-Men exist in the same universe as the MCU.

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Dec 29th 2017 at 2:37:18 PM

The new movies skewed the timeline pretty bad from the beginning. Bare minimum Xavier should have been 65 in 2000 for X1, assuming he just got his doctorate (late 20's) in 1963 in FC. Magneto would be in the same rough range, maybe a few years older (10-12 in 1941). But the first trilogy technically took place over the course of maybe 1 1/2 year (X2 starts a few weeks later, and X3 was said to be a few months after that). The newer set of movies was when the series really latched on to exact dates. McAvoy Xavier is supposed to be pushing 50 by the time of Apocalypse, as the movies are set in 10 year increments.

Dec 29th 2017 at 2:38:13 PM


Disney seems to be already interested.

edited 29th Dec '17 3:13:02 PM by ManOfSin

Dec 29th 2017 at 2:52:28 PM

Honestly the age thing is something that I only here come up on internet boards. I don't really think that the general audience will care much as long as the movie is good.

Also I really hope that they don't waste Jessica Chastain (especially since she's been wanting to do a CBM for years now and is finally in one).

Dec 29th 2017 at 3:14:30 PM

I think Jessica is recasted Emma Frost that will be revealed to have never died or something.

Dec 30th 2017 at 3:19:08 AM

That'd be interesting. I've heard Cassandra Nova floated as a possibility as well.

Dec 31st 2017 at 9:15:07 AM

I went looking for trailers and came up with things like Sophie Turner saying "this will revolutionize the superhero genre" and Simon Kinberg saying that this film will "focus on the X-Women," and that this film will help broaden the setting of the MCU along with Captain Marvel, and The New Mutants with its horror take on the superhero genre.

So, no trailer then.

Dec 31st 2017 at 1:36:41 PM

Well the movie doesn’t release until November.

Jan 2nd 2018 at 5:11:31 PM

Speaking of Emma...this looks familiar.

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Jan 2nd 2018 at 6:15:22 PM

[up] Shame they never did the Hellfire Club proper in any other media besides the cartoon.

Also how does this broaden the MCU they already have cosmos stuff like the GOTG.

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Jan 2nd 2018 at 8:02:35 PM

Please, please don't try to fit the headache that is the X-Men film continuity into the mostly internally-consistent MCU. I'm willing to accept a crossover if it involves reality-bending shenanigans if say Thanos or the Phoenix opens a portal to another universe, but acting like they were always part of the same universe is something my brain will not handle. How are you going to explain stuff like that there were two Quicksilvers?

I mean, am I the only one who's okay with the MCU and the X-Men universe being their own separate things? I'm honestly fine with them not trying to cram in the X-Men movies into the MCU.

Jan 2nd 2018 at 8:32:21 PM

I don’t think anybody was suggesting that.

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Jan 2nd 2018 at 10:19:24 PM

[up] I guess I saw people talking about this film "broadening the setting of the MCU" and assumed that people were talking about the possibility of merging the two series together. I guess they meant "Marvel movies", which is a different thing than "MCU movies". My mistake if I misinterpreted.

edited 2nd Jan '18 10:19:54 PM by chasemaddigan

Jan 3rd 2018 at 8:22:19 AM

Apparently, Jessica’s character is named “Agent Smith”.

Jan 3rd 2018 at 9:08:26 AM

Or it's a codename, because it sure sounds like a codename.

Jan 3rd 2018 at 9:10:26 AM

She's been stated not to be a human so yeah I'm guessing its a codename.

My money would be on her being some version of Veranke.

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Jan 3rd 2018 at 9:40:20 AM


That could still mean mutant since they are often referred to as non-human.

And it can’t be a Skrull due to legal reasons.

edited 3rd Jan '18 9:40:51 AM by ManOfSin

Jan 3rd 2018 at 9:49:26 AM

The one thing I saw specifically used the term 'alien', not human.

And that's why I said 'version of'. Based on a skrull type, not actually a skrull

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Jan 3rd 2018 at 10:13:20 AM

They didn’t explicitly say alien but “otherworldly”.

Jan 25th 2018 at 9:17:32 PM

Looks like Han Zimmer is coming out of superhero retirement because he is doing the score for this movie according to Peter Evans.

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Jan 26th 2018 at 11:32:43 AM

In all seriousness I like Wonder Woman's theme in the DCEU.

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