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The X-Men comics have featured many, many space adventures, like Magneto setting up a mutant haven on Asteroid X, the X-Men being involved in several Shi'ar civil wars, Charles Xavier having an alien love interest and Cyclops' father being revealed as a space pirate. Fox's films, perhaps due to budgetary reasons, have really only focused on Earthbound social issues (and some time travel). I'm not sure how Marvel is going to introduce all of these new elements, either. I wrote a small piece about the end of Fox's version of the X-Men here: [b][url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/feature-farewell-to-the-x-men-looking-back-at-the-first-and-best-superhero-universe[/url][/b] I agree that Fox took risks with their casting, storytelling and direction which benefited the "X-Men" films and, unfortunately, which Marvel will never try and attempt. For example, the very first "X-Men" film has Magneto's mother being dragged away to the gas chamber of a concentration camp in World War II. "Captain America: The First Avenger" barely touched on [i]the[/i] realities of Nazi Germany ... in fact, the film quickly replaced the Nazi party with Cap's war against H.Y.D.R.A. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/Jake[/url][/b] No problem :) What did you think of the film? [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/Jake[/url][/b] Yes! I agree that there was a [i]very[/i] strong Old Testament Biblical theme throughout the film, with Mother as a severe God trying to create a Garden of Eden for her children, Daughter's desire for forbidden knowledge, etc. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/Jake[/url][/b] Well, it [i]is[/i] one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history haha [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/Jake[/url][/b] Thanks! [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/Jake[/url][/b] Thank you! I was also surprised. It's a very impressive debut feature film. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/Jake[/url][/b] I honestly don't think Marvel Studios "defeated" Fox's X-Men on a creative level, since they were still releasing films like 'Logan', 'Deadpool' (and its sequel), setting up 'X-Force' and 'The New Mutants' and had TV series like 'Legion' and 'The Gifted'. Disney simply just paid a lot of money to merge with Fox. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/Jake[/url][/b] You didn't enjoy any of the 'X-Men' films? Not even 'Logan' or 'Deadpool'? [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/Jake[/url][/b] Some of the best X-Men comics (like Grant Morrison's 'New X-Men') were heavily influenced by Singer's films. Morrison's run on the comic is worth tracking down, if only to read his pitch. You can find a short summary here: [url]https://www.cbr.com/248390-2/[/url] Yes, I was hoping that the 1990's setting of 'Dark Phoenix' would mean it would lean into the aesthetics of "X-Men: The Animated Series" (which I also loved). The final moments of 'Apocalypse' even teased those costumes! But I can understand why Kinberg favoured the original X-Men costumes - it gave them a more uniform appearance as the first government-sanctioned mutant "superhero" team. [b]-------------------------------------------- You can read all of my latest film reviews here: [url]https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/about/Jake[/url][/b] View all replies >