Check out this article that was sent to me today.
So, looks like people are starting to figure out that Apocalypse is most definitely going to have an effect on the Charles/Erik relationship. What we’ve all been saying here for a long time is finally starting to trickle out– in some ways. The article above still stays within those safe boundaries of calling the relationship between Charles and Erik “brothers” and/or “friends,” but it does point out that the films will either tear these two apart forever, or bring them together for good. The author here believes that the ending won’t be a good one–I’m guessing because of the rumors that recently spread about a possible death for Erik or Charles, and the fact that these two have always ended up at odds in the past.
But, the author also points out that Apocalypse wants to change the face of the world. Erik and Charles winding up at odds again is not a change– that’s been their entire dynamic from day one, in all their stories. Erik or Charles winding up dead– again, that’s been done before in the comics and films, and they’re never actually dead. (No, I really don’t think Xavier will stay dead in the Marvel Comic Universe, not at all.) Not to mention, their deaths never go over well with fans. Erik and Charles even ending at possible allies/possible friends? Again, been done. Not a change.
Erik and Charles ending as lovers? The lovers they’ve been since FC? THERE’S the apocalyptic change. There’s the big “reveal.” Will it be the only change for the X-Men, or the only reveal? No way– there are other characters in the film, too. BUT– this is the big culmination for the two who are the big focus of the films, and it’s not gonna end with them as just friends and allies, but as something much, much deeper than that.
Of course, *we’re* expecting it, the shippers and the fandom, so it won’t be a shock to us. But it will be to the rest of the movie going audience.
I’m just glad, however, that these realizations seem to finally be leaking out, and people are slowly starting to realize that XMA means business when it comes to Charles and Erik. Their world (and ours) is about to change.
Speaking of which…
Anyone see this announcement from Marvel today?
Why I find this so curious is that my Marvel/Disney source told me a while ago that the person who was responsible at Marvel for the divide between Fox and Disney/Marvel over the X-Men rights was recently fired, and apparently that’s why Legion and Hellfire were allowed to move forward. That…makes me really wonder about the above announcement with Marvel doing an Apocalypse Wars Event in 2016, and how/if this might fit into Secret Wars, and if those rumors on Tumblr about the comics finally syncing up to the films might be true.
The reason I’m wondering…
Is because of this:
That panel from Secret Love. Cherik in the dead center. Kinda wondering if that really WAS a clue, and not just a *wink, wink* one shot.
Kinda also makes me wonder about this again, too:
I…wonder. I really, really wonder. To me, this all seems too connected to be coincidence, but we’ll see! That’s all definitely speculation on my part right now, but I gotta wonder, seriously, ESPECIALLY with the Secret Love panel coming after this Dreams Brighten offshoot which was never fully explained by Nicieza. (Maybe we’ll find out why later on, huh?) And now we get Fox/Marvel apparently making up and this cryptic Apocalypse Wars announcement. I’m keeping my eyes on this development BIG TIME, and what this could mean for the X-Men stories in general with Fox and Marvel, and what that means for Charles and Erik in the comics. (Possibly even others? I’d give an arm to see Mystique and Destiny finally get their day in the sun.)
Things…are starting to get exciting.
Hold on to your hats, people– the world is about to shift. 😬 And, like the author says in the moviepilot.com article, I CANNOT WAIT.
More to come- Charles/Hank will go up some time this weekend. I’m putting the finishing touches on it now. Then the Rogue Cut post, and the eerie similarities between how X-Men and Hannibal both canonized/will canonize their core M/M relationship.
KEEP THE FAITH