Things are starting to heat up (get it?) since Entertainment Weekly released their latest issue featuring plot details from for X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
One such interesting plot point is the inclusion of the mutant hot spot Genosha. In the movie, it will serve as a haven for any mutant that has nowhere to go or doesn’t want to live amongst the humans anymore. And it’s lead by none other than Magneto himself. Michael Fassbender is quoted in an intervieTw saying this about the island nation via Entertainment Weekly: “He’s set up this place for mutants that don’t a home to go to and they can seek refuge there,” says Fassbender of the location. “They have to work as a community but it’s a safe place for them and they’ll be accepted.” Adds Kinberg, “It’s the mutant homeland.”
Of course in the X-Men comics, Genosha has not always been a refuge for mutant-kind. When the island nation first appeared in X-Men it was a society ruled by wealthy humans who enslaved their mutant populace for financial gain. Genosha drew a clear parallel to the apartheid in South Africa and it spawned one of the best X-Men storylines from the ’90s in the form of the X-Tinction Agenda.
Genosha eventually became a mutant haven and civilization run by Magneto until it’s tragic destruction by Cassandra Nova’s Wild Sentinels during Grant Morrison’s X-Men run. It was eventually rebuilt by Professor X and Magneto and has factored into the X-Men stories several times since. It’s still unclear how Genosha will end up in this movie though. Will it be allowed to grow and evolve as a functioning mutant society? Or will it become a casualty of the mayhem that is sure to be unleashed by the Dark Phoenix?
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Source: Entertainment Weekly