Mexico, .- The dream of hundreds of Mexicans came true on Tuesday to meet face to face the protagonists of the new film of the franchise “X-Men”, which marks the end of the saga that began 20 years ago.
With collectible figures, posters and cell phones at hand, more than 300 fans waited eagerly for the arrival of the British Turner and the North American Chastain, protagonists of “X-MEN: Dark Phoenix”, which opens on June 7.
Both showed great humility and interest for their followers to spend more than an hour granting autographs and photographs along a restricted stage in a shopping center in Mexico City.
Some young people who could not hide their happiness confessed to Efe to be satisfied with the appearance of the celebrities, even though they waited almost eight hours to be able to meet them.
“It was heavy, but it was totally worth it, they are very accessible and they are beautiful as people and physically, and very accessible, so it was worth it,” said Valeria Martínez, who carried collectible figures and posters autographed by the actresses.
“Dark Phoenix” is the conclusion of the saga of men X that began in 2000, with a totally different cast, and which is distributed by Disney for the first time.
In this version of the alternative universe of Marvel Comics, Jean Gray, a character starring Turner, is corrupted by an unknown space energy that leads her to lose control, and which is personified by Chastain.
Preventing her enormous power from harming others and herself is the new and ultimate mission of the mutant patrol that emerged with the movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
In addition to the actresses who visited Mexico, in the cast of the film highlights a listed cast that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sheridan Tye, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Evan Peters, among others.
However, the name of Turner stands out for having become the idol of thousands of lovers of science fiction, as the 23-year-old actress is also part of the stellar cast of the acclaimed series “Game of Thrones”, which launched her career to stardom at a young age.
“I think it’s a good time for her because right now she’s going to release her movie (‘Dark Phoenix’) and ‘Game of Thrones’ (coming to an end) next week, so I think she’s right now at the top of her career “said Ivan Almazan, enthusiast of the HBO series who came to the” fan event “just to meet Turner.
To the delight of the faithful followers of the saga, Fox Mexico, organizer of the event, projected for some privileged the first minutes of the film in a special room, in addition to developing several events online on Monday during the “X-Men Day”.
“Dark Phoenix” is the third Marvel Comics movie that Fox Century will release in 2019, two months after “Avengers: Endgame” broke sales figures as it became the second highest grossing film in history, surpassing “Titanic” (1997) . (EFE)