X-Men V Marvel Cinematic Universe

From the start, X-Men featured capable women superheroes such as (clockwise from right) Mystique (Rebecca Romijn), Emma Frost (January Jones), and Storm (Halle Berry).
From the start, X-Men featured capable women superheroes such as Mystique (Rebecca Romijn), Emma Frost (January Jones), and Storm (Halle Berry, above).
From the start, X-Men featured capable women superheroes such as (clockwise from right) Mystique (Rebecca Romijn), Emma Frost (January Jones), and Storm (Halle Berry).
From the start, X-Men featured capable women superheroes such as Mystique (Rebecca Romijn), Emma Frost (January Jones, above), and Storm (Halle Berry).

With X-Men: Dark Phoenix, this chapter of the X-Men will be closed as Disney, the new owner of 20th Century Fox's movie business, ponders the fate of the franchise.

Let us remember the ways in which the X-Men series, launched in 2000, was bolder and more far-thinking than its more successful cousin, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which launched in 2008 with Iron Man.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2019, with the headline 'X-Men V Marvel Cinematic Universe'. Print Edition | Subscribe