All posts tagged: mutants

Episode 66 – The Mutant Pod

It is officially TWENTY years since the release of the first X-Men film; the spark that would begin the modern comic book era (don’t @ us). To celebrate we are revisiting the original trilogy (in our typical ‘all over the place’ fashion). Join us and our special guest host, Mags, as we talk about the three movies, comment on the later reboot films (its unavoidable), and give our two cents on the future of the X-Men within the MCU.  Stream the episode on Spotify below, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

ALL X-Titles Thus Far and Beyond

I am a huge Hickman fan. I absolutely loved the HOX/POX miniseries we got last year. I have been enjoying the majority, but certainly not all, of the Dawn of X titles that we have been getting. With 2020 upon us it seems we’ve had announcement after announcement after announcement for new titles! Having trouble keeping up with what is coming out and when, I figured I would go ahead and address the status of the current titles and what we can expect coming up. 1: X-Force: This is one of, if not THE book, that feels like the greatest direct sequel to the HOX/POX material we got last year. It’s dark, well written, and #5 did not disappoint. I’ve said it before, I’m not a huge X-Force guy but this book really delivers. I’m hoping for Colossus to get well soon so he can join in on the action, and especially need Jean to get out of that damn groovy dress; this is X-Force not the Brady Bunch. 2: New Mutants: It dipped there for a …

Wolverine Should Enter the MCU the Comics Way

We have little details regarding when we can expect the mutants to join the MCU. It was recently corrected that Disney does NOT see The New Mutants as part of their cinematic universe. However, should the film exceed expectations at the box office then I’m sure that’s nothing a little reality manipulation can’t fix that. If we are doing a clean reboot though, what does that look like? I’m a part of the camp that believes the X-Men should be as comic book accurate as possible. By this I mean the first film, or series, should focus on the original five members; Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, and Angel. Are they all fan favorites? No. Yet as I’ve said on many occasions, if the MCU can make Guardians of the Galaxy work then there is little to no reason the original five can’t win over the casual comic and movie fan as well. When it comes to actual favorites such as Storm and Wolverine, I think their level of fandom has earned them a space …

‘New Mutants’ WILL Hit Theaters Under Disney; Do They Have Faith in Boone?

It has been over TWO YEARS since the original date The New Mutants was set to hit theaters. By late 2019 I assumed the film would have been indefinitely shelved or, at the very least, would have premiered quietly over on Hulu. To our surprise, Josh Boone’s film will not only stick to its alleged April 3, 2020 release but it will do so with ZERO alterations to his original vision. That is right. There were no reshoots. This leads to the suspicion that there might not have been anything wrong with the cut to begin with, but rather due to the uncertainty of the merger the film was indefinitely postponed until the dust settled. Now, we know that despite the merger Dark Phoenix still saw the light of day! However, we need to remember that it only did so after a couple delays of its own. More specifically, the film premiered almost a year after originally intended. Why did Dark Phoenix ultimately make it while New Mutants didn’t? I believe Dark Phoenix HAD to …

Can a POC Magneto Work?

Twitter was a flutter (a flutter?) yesterday with the rumor that Marvel Studios is considering to cast people of color as  Xavier and Magneto in the upcoming X-Men reboot. Thoughts? WEEEEEEEELLLL…….. MLK and Malcolm X: First and foremost we need to acknowledge where the inspiration for the characters came from. The two icons, and the IP itself, were born from the Civil Rights era where Charles Xavier was a reflection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Magneto was a reflection of Malcolm X. In fact, MLK gave his famous “I Have a Dream…” speech just two weeks before the release of X-Men #1 back in 1963! The idea of two black men playing these roles truthfully isn’t a stretch at all. If anything, it fits like a glove. Of course, Magneto’s adaptation is more complicated than that of Xavier considering his history. If you’ve read the comics, or even seen the original Bryan Singer X-Men film from 2000, you know that Magneto’s origin comes from the darkness of the Holocaust. Have there been a multitude of …

Does the MCU Need the Multiverse to Bring the Mutants?

For those that have seen the most recent trailer for Spiderman: Far From Home you may have noticed the mention of one of the most geek fueled terms in all of comics. Yes, I’m talking about the MULTIVERSE. For those unfamiliar, this refers to the concept that our known universe is just one of an infinite amount! Each universe can contain replicas of us but never/not always identical in personality/story. For example, there can be a universe where the nazis won World War II. There could also be a universe where Gwen Stacie got bit by a radioactive spider and not Peter Parker. The possibilities are endless! Some people believe that this will be how the X-Men are brought into the MCU. This could be the case but in my opinion, I don’t think it’s necessary. Let’s look at the FACTS people! The Avengers Arrive: Unless you’ve lived under a rock you know that the original Avengers to fight Loki in 2011 were Ironman, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk. Ironman has no …