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Marvel has revealed more details on this summer’s X-Men event, Extermination. Starting in May, key X-Men titles will include post-credits scenes that jump 20 years into Marvel’s future where mutants are on the verge of extinction.
An infographic features the five titles that will give readers a glimpse of the X-Men’s dark future, with a story written by Ed Brisson and illustrated by Oscar Bazaldua. This will all lead to Extermination #1 in August, from Brisson and artist Pepe Larraz.
The reading order for the Extermination preludes begins with X-Men Gold #27 (on sale now), X-Men Blue #27 (on sale now), X-Men Red #5 (on sale May 6), Astonishing X-Men #13 (on sale July 4) and Cable #159 (on sale July 18).
Text and art included in the infographic focuses on the original, time-displaced X-Men, who may not all survive the summer event. Along with headshots for Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Beast and Angel crossed out with a large X, the text reads, “Witness the final days of the original X-Men! Twenty years into the future, mutantkind is on the verge of extinction and we promise you, the X-Men will not survive! But how will this nightmare come to pass? And is it too late to prevent it? Find out in these issues, as we count down to ‘Extermination’!”
One of Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s more striking moments also happens to be its last, as the narrative switches perspectives away from the movie’s leading characters to one whose name the audience doesn’t even know. A little boy shown earlier in the movie during its Canto Bight sequence is casually revealed to be Force-sensitive, and star Mark Hamill has now shared his thoughts on what the scene means not only for The Last Jedi, but for the entire Star Wars universe going forward.
“What I love particularly was – and they didn’t have to do this because the movie’s over – all of a sudden you cut to the stable and there’s that little boy, he puts out his hand and the broom comes to him,” Hamill told Games Radar. “It’s so subtle, the first time I saw it I thought he just took it, but if you look he puts his hand out and it moves over for him, implying that yeah, she’s [Rey is] the last Jedi… until the next Jedi.”
The actor then remarked that although the Skywalker saga might be reaching a close once Episode IX releases on December 20, 2019, Star Wars is here for the long haul. “It’ll go on forever, believe me,” he added. “Long after both of us are gone they’ll be making these films from here into eternity.”
Available now digitally and on Blu-ray and DVD, writer/director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.
17. COOLER: CYCLOPS
Cyclops is the only character on this list where the present-day version is the older one. Cyclops is one of the original five X-Men, and has been leading the team for decades. After the events of House of M, he steadily became more militant, culminating in Schism, where he takes half of the mutants and starts his own island nation-state off the coast of San Francisco. This in turn leads to a stint as a Phoenix-possessed villain in Avengers vs. X-Men.
The culmination of this character arc comes with his full conversion to a Magneto-esque mutants’ rights freedom fighter.
It is when he is on the run from the government and riling up trouble in the name of mutants’ rights where Cyclops works best! As part of Brian Michael Bendis’ takeover of the X-Men franchise following AvX, he brought the teenage versions of the original five X-Men from the past to the present, including a young version of Cyclops. While TeenClops turned out to be one of the better time-displaced young X-Men (Jean is basically a supervillain, Bobby got slapped with the retcon stick, Beast and Angel became props for their respective romantic interests), there’s no real measuring up to the real deal. Not even an extraordinarily lackluster death can stop Cyclops from being right.
Avis Pimpf : Cyclops has always been on my top list of favourite characters in Marvel Comics, and this older version even though now he’s dead was good in some points . He was good for finally stepping out of Charles Xavier’s shadows, even though he wants to defend his own vision of Xavier’s dream. The plot and the way they twisted the character since he got tainted by Apocalypse , he wasn’t the character I’d like and followed all this years, and finally Marvel found the way to get rid of him to let more the way with the younger cyclops that fitted more in his « old ways »…. can’t say I fully agree with CBR on that one some aspects of his evolution I liked , the otherts, like him being described as a « vilain » I hated.
Cyclops a toujours été dans mon haut de liste de personnages préférés de l’univers Marvel ( peut être bien numéro 1 avec Captain Marvel (le 1er Marvel : Mar Vell ), autre personnage que Marvel Comics a éliminé et n’a jamais fait réellement revenir ( et c’est compromis avec maintenant Carol Danvers qui a repris son nom, elle restera pour moi Miss Marvel) Sa version plus agée , était intéressante sur certains points. C’était intéressant de le voir sortir du chemin tracé par le rêve du monde humain/mutant vivant en harmonie.
La manière dont les scénaristes ont changé son personnage depuis qu’il a été infecté par l’influence d’Apocalypse ont fait que petit à petit il ne ressemblait plus au personnage que j’affectionnais . Et ils n’ont tellement pas su le gérer que Marvel Comics s’en est débarrassé pour le remplacer par une version du passé plus jeune, plus conforme à l’image de Cyclope tel que l’on le connaissait ou presque.
Donc je ne suis pas tout à fait d’accord avec le choix de CBR, même si certains aspects me plaisent, certains des évolutions du personnage m’ont plu mais beaucoup d’autres m’ont déplu comme son image de « super vilain » de ces dernières années.