X-Men films fan interview with @XMenTea: “The community is divided between comic book fans and movie franchise stans.”

Today, we’re having a chat with @XMenTea, a outspoken and passionate X-Men fan who doesn’t hold back on making strongly-opinionated statements about the films and their criticizers.

XMFC: Hello! Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions about your fandom for the X-Men films. First off, how did you become a fan of the X-Men?

X-MEN TEA: “I became a stan when I was a kid and I saw the animated series ‘X-Men: Evolution.’ It was amazing for me, so I started watching the films and then reading the comics, and here i am answering questions about them.”

What initially made you a fan of the characters and their story? Did you relate to them on a personal level?

“I do relate with their story of being different than others, it’s a feeling that I never felt when I was reading the comics or watching the films, also the reality that these characters have, even when the writers don’t know what to do with them and you feel angry because they are messing around with your favorite heroes or villains.”

I know you’re pretty active among the X-Men fan community on Twitter. Can you talk a bit about that and what you think of the community as a whole?

“Yes I am, since a long time I feel like I have so much to discuss everyday even though I’ve been busy lately, but I’m still online and keeping updated with all the news and info about the X franchise. I work very hard to find out about some casting and behind the scenes info. The community is divided between the comic book fans and the movie franchise stans. I both love the comics and the movies (the ones that are good of, course) and I feel the love and hate from both sides, so it’s very frustrating when haters do all their best to destroy this franchise, ‘Give the rights back to marvel’… stupid words coming from stupid people.”

Which films in the X-Men series are your favorites and which are your least favorites?

“‘X2: X-Men United’ and ‘DOFP,’ I watch those movies all the time. I would say ‘[X-Men] Origins [Wolverine]’ and ‘X3,’ I do not watch those movies when they are on the tv.”

Are there any scenes from those films that you would remove to make them better?

“I wouldn’t remove one scene, I would remove ‘X3’ and ‘[X-Men] Origins Wolverine’ from the timeline, but DOFP already did that. I never liked Emma Frost in ‘First Class,’ so I would remove her scenes like it never happened.”

I wouldn’t mind them trying again with Emma Frost. She’s such a great character in the comics and even the ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ animated series.

Next year, we have three exciting X-Men universe films being released. Between NEW MUTANTS, DEADPOOL 2 and X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX, which are you looking forward to the most?

“I’m more excited about ‘New Mutants,’ then ‘Dark Phoenix’ and ‘Deadpool 2’ last. I’m pretty excited for the X-franchise; 2018 will be our year.”

Yes, it’s great that there will be a variety of genres explored within the X-universe. Each film has it’s own unique flavor, so it shouldn’t feel repetitive for the general audience.

Final question, just for fun: If the events of X-MEN took place in the real world, which side would you be on? The X-Men or the Brotherhood?

“The X-Men under the leadership of Cyclops, of course aka the best X-leader. He was right in everything. I feel sorry for those who didn’t understood his methods.”

Thanks for the chat!

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