The 42cast Episode 97: From the Ashes

X-Men Dark Phoenix

Last year, Fox released the final installment in its X-Men series of films. In a way, it brought the series full circle, bringing the timeline to the decade before the original X-Men is set and incorporating elements of the Phoenix saga which had also been part of X-Men: The Last Stand. In this episode we look at the movie as an end to a franchise and discuss how it rates next to the others. We also discuss the casting choices and whether we thought the script held up. We finish off discussing how we think the MCU will incorporate the X-Men and whether we want to see a third attempt at the Phoenix Saga storyline.

In this week’s five-minute controversy we discuss whether we’d like to see Macaulay Culkin play the Joker in The Batman.

This week James, Gerald, and Juliette join the cast.

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