May 13 is now the official X-Men Day, as coined by 20th Century Fox and Marvel.
After two decades of producing live-action adaptations of the famed Marvel Comics mutant supergroup, we now have a day to commemorate the existence of the film franchise.
In celebration of X-Men Day, Fox held celebrations across the world and the internet. Fox, in particular, released several videos to commemorate 20 years of X-Men movies across the years.
The one above, entitled “Legacy”, shows how much the movies and cast have evolved and changed over the years. Heartfelt interviews of fan-favourites were included, such as Patrick Stewart as the previous Charles Xavier/Professor X, Michael Fassbender as the current Erik Lensherr/Magneto, and Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine.
A second video, entitled “Marvel Icons – Chris & Louise”, depicts famed X-Men writer Chris Claremont and editor Louise Simonson in their creative process behind the X-Men’s storied history.
In Singapore, we managed to get a special 20-minute footage screening of the upcoming Dark Phoenix movie.
Some very dedicated fans dressed up as their favourite X-Men for the occasion, making the event even more special.
The screening itself featured tons of cool goodies, such as a set of X-Men: Dark Phoenix character stat cards, a poster of the movie, an X-Men pin, as well as an assortment of X-Men comics.
No doubt this was a momentous occasion for the folks at Fox and all X-Men fans. And our excitement for Dark Phoenix couldn’t get any more palpable.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix releases on June 5 in Singapore.
Marion grew up an addict of RPGs. He likes diving in, taking in the worlds, the characters, the stories… and sometimes forgets to go to sleep because of it. Nearly every sentence he speaks has a Dungeons & Dragons reference. He also dreams of becoming a Witcher someday.