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X-Men Dark Phoenix: Fans notice major plot hole regarding First Class characters; Fans have been to see X-Men Dark Phoenix in cinemas and have noticed something about the returnees from First Class.

Byline: Lewis Knight

Whether you like it or not, Dark Phoenix is now in cinemas.

The culmination of the FOX series based on theMarvel Comicscharacters, theX-Menare forced to do battle with one of their own when Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) is possessed by a powerful cosmic entity and becomes a danger to those around her.

Reprising the role for the fourth time since the first in the prequel series, X-Men: First Class, areJames McAvoyas Professor Charles Xavier,Michael Fassbenderas Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr,Jennifer Lawrenceas Mystique/Raven Darkholme, andNicholas Houltas Beast/Hank McCoy.

First Class was set in the early 1960s when these stars first played the characters as we were treated to their origin tales, but as each subsequent film was set in the following decade from the last, the characters didn't appear to age.

As the cast reprised their roles in the 1970s-set Days of Future Past, the 1980s set Apocalypse, and now the 1990s-set Dark Phoenix, the characters have barely aged in the interim - only as much as the actors have between films.

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Fans were quick to pick up on their youthful looks despite how old they are supposed to be.

One tweeted: "I just can't get past the fact the characters haven't aged, yet surely they're not far off the age they were in the original X Men film."

Another replied: "this is meant to be what, 5 years before the first X-Men. And they haven't aged since 1983...."

One even shared a look at Magneto through the decades in the films' chronology and he's held up pretty well.

"What the f**k happened to this man in the late 1990s?" joked a user in regards to the jump from Michael Fassbender to Ian McKellen in the space of 8 years in the chronology.

Magneto himself is depicted as a survivor of the Holocaust in Auschwitz so looking as youthful as Fassbender in the 1990s is quite a feat.

X-Men age

In Dark Phoenix, Raven and Beast recognise that they are "the last of the First Class", but being a shapeshifter, Mystique is probably the only one who can explain her youthful appearance away.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is in UK cinemas now.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix


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The cast of X-Men: First Class

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 8, 2019
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