There’s a new generation of mutants joining the team in X-Men: Apocalypse, which is currently reigning at the box office. But what happens to the new recruits after they’ve settled into Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters?
MTV has posted a new parody video in which Josh Horowitz brings together Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Jubilee (Lana Condor) for a little group therapy. And let’s just say that none of them are exactly happy to be in their new home.
Fair warning: the language in this video is definitely NSFW at times, and the closing seconds may actually have the funniest part as Quicksilver reveals where he’s been hit by Cyclops’ optic blasts. Although Quicksilver’s response to Cyclops’ Avengers taunt is a close second.
However, we do have to point out that if this were in the ‘80s then they should have no idea who Anderson Cooper is. There’s also no reason that Storm should be complaining about Mystique walking around naked, since in the comics, Storm was the original “clothing optional” member of the team! And Jubilee may actually have more lines in this clip than she did in the movie.
In Marvel’s comic book universe, Jubilee is surprisingly stable for a former mutant turned vampire, and Storm’s only started talking to herself fairly recently. But Quicksilver and Cyclops could definitely use some therapy. Quicksilver has had some very famous exchanges with psychologist-to-the-superheroes, Doc Sampson. However, Quicksilver has also gone back and forth between heroism and villainy for decades. During some of those turns, he demonstrated extreme shifts in his personality and appeared to be unstable. That suggests that he has some deep rooted mental problems.
As for Cyclops, he’s never been the same since he murdered his mentor while possessed by the Phoenix force. Before his post-Secret Wars disappearance, Cyclops’ behavior alienated most of the superhero community and left him as one of the most hated mutants on Earth. Now that’s a guy who needs to refocus on his mental and emotional health if and when he resurfaces.
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