Note: Contains spoilers for X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
As ever, X-Men: Dark Phoenix has its justifiable share of Easter eggs and references to the comics and the opposite motion pictures.
While we do not get any Easter eggs for future motion pictures (as a result of, properly, there will not be any), that does not imply there is not lots for X-Men followers to identify. And that will help you out, we picked out a few of the film’s finest.
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1. X marks the spot
As in each X-Men film, the X in 20th Century Fox lingers a bit longer than the remainder of the identify. This time round, it is a fiery purple in honour of Phoenix.
Nice easy one to get began there.
During the reshot third act, just about each main mutant is captured and placed on a safe prepare that, clearly, does not keep safe for lengthy as Vuk assaults it.
Pay shut consideration to the officers although as you may see they’re from the MCU (Mutant Control Unit? Mutant Containment Unit?). Get it? The MCU are actually coming to take the X-Men. What jokers.
For some time, it was thought that Taylor Swift could be enjoying Dazzler within the X-Men universe. That hasn’t proved to be the case however Dazzler does nonetheless present up in Dark Phoenix, performed by Halston Sage.
Her temporary look comes throughout a celebration scene after the X-Men have accomplished their house mission, unaware of the results to Jean Grey. Dazzler is doing her all-singing, all-dancing factor to her personal spectacular mild present.
Talking of that get together, you may additionally have the ability to spot one other new mutant displaying off his expertise within the type of Ben Hamill, AKA Match, performed by Lamar Johnson.
He’s retaining everybody heat by lighting a bonfire (even mutants received colds, you understand), profiting from his capacity to govern hearth and never get burnt.
5. “Last of the First Class”
Before Raven’s premature demise, Hank shares a touching dialog together with her whereas the children are off partying, calling themselves the “last of the First Class”, a nod to the mushy reboot’s title.
It’s not the one reference to X-Men: First Class both as, after Raven’s loss of life, Charles reminisces within the kitchen in regards to the first time he met her when he caught her stealing meals.
6. Chris Claremont
When Charles is having fun with his new-found fame and giving a speech on the White House, control the gang gathered.
One of them is performed by Chris Claremont, who labored on Uncanny X-Men from 1975-1991. That interval noticed him provide you with not different the Dark Phoenix Saga, but in addition Days of Future Past.
7. Vuk and the D’Bari
Jessica Chastain’s mysterious villain turned out to be Vuk, one of many remaining survivors of the D’Bari Empire.
While the backstory of Vuk and the opposite D’Bari stays the identical (the Phoenix power destroyed their world), just about every little thing else has modified from the comics the place Vuk has a historical past with the Avengers.
When we first meet Magneto in Dark Phoenix, he is quietly minding his personal enterprise on a distant island populated together with his Brotherhood of Mutants. It’s a secure spot for all of them and so they’re largely left alone by the federal government.
It’s by no means known as such, however that is Genosha and Simon Kinberg has described it as “sort of Oz for mutants”. Genosha has had an extended historical past within the comics, at one level being destroyed by the Sentinels, who popped up in Days of Future Past.
9. Selene and Red Lotus
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