New X-Men, Volume 1: E Is for Extinction by Grant Morrison
Morrison gets credit for three things: finally committing mutant genocide as X-Men plots are always threatening, in volume 1 no less; not using Magneto; giving Charles Xavier the balls to kill.
Frank Quitely is awesome. I love his stuff, but why does everyone look Asian? Seriously. The character design is a bit...off. Wolverine is really husky. And Beast is very feline and Victorian. Basically Beauty and the Beast. Professor X looks like, I dunno, a Bond villain.
The plot revolves around Cassandra Nova, a mysterious telepath whos hellbent on killing all life, mutants and humans included. Like all telepaths she gets in peoples heads, but theres a slight and much needed twist. There are also crazy evolutionary sentinels that look super creepy, like sentinel heads with pistols poking out of them. So an interesting if weird start to this series.
X-Men (film franchise)/Deleted scenes
It may have gone out in a damp squib rather than truly fiery flames, but it now means we have a complete, and utterly batshit, chain of events to break down. The X-Men saga is made convoluted not only by its topsy turvy release schedule—a soft-reboot halfway through flinging us back to a series of prequels—but also by the presence of X-Men: Days of Future Past , making any attempt to break down the actual chronological order of these movies an exercise in hair-pulling frustration. Bits of them technically happen in both! He gets overthrown and imprisoned by his former followers in 3, BC , but we get to forget about him for a while. James will, of course, eventually be known as Wolverine. Meanwhile, in , Erik Lensherr the eventual Magneto , a young Jewish boy imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp, begins to manifest his own powers.
It's almost time for Jean Grey to get a little extra in X-Men: Dark Phoenix , and once again the X-Men are going to have to pull out all of the stops to save the day. But while we know what's going to happen in the movie, the future of the X-Men franchise is far from clear. Emotions lead to nostalgia, and means that it's time to go back over all of the films in the X-Men saga and choose our favorites. It would be all too easy to just list scenes from Logan for every single entry, but we're not gonna let ourselves play that X-card. What scenes in the X-universe got us excited? Which ones stuck in our memories long after the credits rolled? Which ones had us going back to these movies again and again?
For a variety of reasons, certain scenes are deleted from movies. Whatever that reason, the scene was good enough to advance from the writers to the actors to the cameras. At many times, these scenes give a more detailed exposition of a plot point, or just give the fanatic an "easter egg" to be enjoyed. Since they provide additional plot points or exposition, deleted scenes are considered canon, unless they are contradicted in the published scenes of a movie or episode. The following is a list of the deleted scenes from various movies and television series in the X-Men films:. Sign In Don't have an account?
Major spoilers for Dark Phoenix below. But the core narrative feels conclusively over. The most interesting story it told over the course of nearly 20 years was ultimately not one about family, education, or diversity.
education is an ideological state apparatus
This film embraced everything awesome about the X-Men, without being a slave to the source material and the results really were pretty great. X2: X-Men United continued to build on this legacy and, in the eyes of many, remains the best X-film ever made. Then, the director left the project to make a mediocre Superman movie, while Brett Ratner took over X-Men: The Last Stand , demolishing everything that had been built. Matthew Vaughn famously revived the franchise in , breathing new life into it by recasting the characters in the excellent X-Men: First Class and Bryan Singer returned to stitch both casts together in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Unfortunately, X-Men: Apocalypse was forgettable. The series has spawned several spinoffs, both much maligned Wolverine: Origins and critically-acclaimed Deadpool , Logan.
The film is based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics. Its plot, inspired by the graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills , concerns the genocidal Colonel William Stryker Brian Cox leading an assault on Professor Xavier 's school to build his own version of Xavier's mutant-tracking computer Cerebro , in order to destroy every mutant on Earth and to "save" the human race from them, forcing the X-Men to team up with the Brotherhood of Mutants , their former enemies, to stop Stryker and save the mutant race. Development on the sequel began shortly after the first film was released in David Hayter and Zak Penn wrote separate scripts, combining what they felt to be the best elements of both scripts into one screenplay. Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris were eventually hired to rewrite the work, and changed the characterizations of Beast , Angel , and Lady Deathstrike. Sentinels and the Danger Room were set to appear before being deleted because of budget concerns.