The Dark Phoenix saga has found its’ way to the reboot of Fox’ X-men. The trailer gives several impressions, like Phoenix being something dark inside Jean Grey’s mind. Professor Xavier tampering with Jean Grey’s mind in a poor attempt to control it. And Henry McCoy, aka Beast, calling Professor X out , as well as Mystique.
We also see Magneto, who is fed up with Charles Xavier’s antics and tells him he doesn’t give a shit about him or his speeches. And who can blame him? All we see the man do is whine about stuff not going his way.
Judging from the trailer, we think the storyline draws heavily from the X-Men: Origins comics. And some of the classic X-Men run by John Byrne / Chris Claremont. In the Dark Phoenix Saga, Professor Xavier also tampered with Jean’s mind albeit to control the Dark Phoenix side of her.
We are pretty sure it will be a bit different in the upcoming X-men movie.
Differences with the X-men comics
If you are familiar with the comics then, just like you, we are wondering if the Shi’Ar will show up or mentioned. And if they are will this mean it will be the start of the space opera? Or will the movie get inspired by the Ultimate X-men run with Lilandra? In the Ultimate X-men comics, Lilandra is the leader of The Church of Shi’ar Enlightenment. The comics ran from issue 66 – 71 and is available as a trade paperback: Ultimate X-Men Vol. 14: Phoenix?
Dark Phoenix movie wishlist
Things we are hoping to see in the movie:
- Another amazing scene with Quicksilver stealing the show. Pretty much like he did in X-men: First Class, X-men: Days of Future Past and X-men: Apocalypse.
- Storm with a different haircut. Just like the comics, she changes her haircut often like the mohican cut or she grows it a bit longer.
- Cyclops to become a fleshed out character, unlike the previous movie where we found him to be a bit of a dork. He is so much cooler during the John Byrne run! Please make him cooler Marvel!
- Beast and Mystique finally in a relationship.
- Magneto – Anything Magneto is cool so yes, Magneto!
- And more memes, like this one:
What do you hope for in the upcoming Dark Phoenix movie? Do you think it will be the last X-men movie before they move over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know!