For the past twelve years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a mutant-free zone. And attempts to turn the Inhumans into the MCU's take on mutants ended up falling flat. But now that Disney has purchased many Fox assets, including the film rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, Marvel has the chance to introduce mutants. The question everyone asks is, "is it too late?"
This is a transcription of an episode of my podcast, Japan On Film
This is a transcription of an episode of my Japan On Film podcast.
The association of family in the horror film is as old as the genre itself. Even as far back as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, themes of family are present (Cesaré is a creation of Caligari, so in essence, Cesaré is his son). American horror films followed this trend in Frankenstein (such as the conflict between the monster and Fritz, similar to sibling rivalry for the affections of the father, in this case, Henry), eventually recognizing the family in a literal sense with the sequels (Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein). In his book, The Horror Film, Peter Hutchings discusses the concept of family horror and has this to say on the subject:
We've now reached the end of an era. With the release of Logan, both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart are officially saying goodbye to the X-Men franchise.