At Comic-Con, the How It Should Have Ended team debuted a new episode of the popular web series that placed its sights solely on X-Men: Apocalypse, the third and final film of the X-Men prequel trilogy. But this time, it was an episode written and submitted by the fans themselves!
The episode certainly has the flavor of previous HISHE episodes, as Magneto over-explains his darker turn to his terrified daughter and then goes a bit over-the-top when he learns that he has a son. The multiple movie references are also quite fun, as Mystique has a Jennifer Lawrence sized moment of jealously and Ian McKellen’s likeness is used as an amalgam of Gandolf and old Magneto. Deadpool even usurps Wolverine‘s cinematic cameo, but that doesn’t stop Marvel’s most overworked mutant from a little inopportune reprise of X-Men: The Last Stand.
Angel’s recruitment as one of Apocalypse’s horsemen is also heavily mocked, even though it ignores Archangel’s cooler incarnation in the comics. The X-Men also come up with their own way to stop Apocalypse’s rampage, by giving him a new passion project. This brings up a lingering question from the film. If Apocalypse caused Professor Xavier to lose his hair and turned Storm’s hair white in this new post-Days of Future Past timeline…then how did those things happen in the original timeline of the X-Men films? Perhaps it’s best not to dwell on it!
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