Small Details You Missed In X-Men: Dark Phoenix SUBSCRIBE: https://youtu.be/WfsAkSb923k : Here’s a look at even more of the Dark Phoenix Easter eggs you may have missed on your first watch. And if you haven’t seen the movie, here’s your warning: Spoilers are ahead.
Considering that the X-Men: First Class film already used the Hellfire Club as antagonists, the filmmakers didn’t have a whole lot of options when it came to adapting the Dark Phoenix storyline just as it appeared in the comics especially since the barely-coded sexual undertones of the Club in the comics wouldn’t exactly make the group a good fit for a PG-13 film. Despite that, they still managed to sneak in a quick reference to the original Chris Claremont and John Byrne comics with one of Magneto’s lieutenants. One is a guy who throws his hair braids around as whips and, shockingly, doesn’t seem to be any one of the hundreds of X-Men characters featured in the comics. The other is a telepathic mutant named Selene although she’s only called that the moment she’s knocked out of the train at the end of the film.
In the comics, Selene has been a frequent antagonist to the X-Men and has occasionally been the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club. Comics Selene is also an immortal psychic vampire who might be the world’s very first mutant, predating Namor, Apocalypse, and Wolverine. Movie Selene doesn’t have much in common with her comics counterpart, but it’s a nice nod to the canon.
While Dark Phoenix is ostensibly an adaptation of the X-Men story of the same name, it’s also a conclusion to the new X-Men timeline that started in X-Men: First Class. As the surviving members of that film, Beast, Mystique, Professor X, and Magneto all get endings to their unique arcs. There’s a reason for that: as Beast tells Mystique during the Dazzler party, “We’re the last of the First Class.” With Darwin killed in the first movie, Angel and Banshee killed offscreen in Days of Future Past, and Havok killed in Age of Apocalypse, only Beast, Mystique, Charles, and Erik are around to remember the swinging sixties. Watch the video for more Small Details You Missed In X-Men: Dark Phoenix!
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Did you spot Selene? |
The Last Class | 1:07
Magneto’s newspaper clipping | 2:04
Chris Claremont’s cameo | 2:58
Keep it close to the chess | 3:41 https://youtu.be/uKPdlm3UDPM