The makers of Stranger Things are big fans of the Marvel’s mutants, and this is something that was revealed right during the first episode when we saw Will and Dustin race to grab a copy of Uncanny X-Men #134.
There are a lot of similarities between the X-Men and the residents of Hawkins, Indiana. Right from the reference to “The Dark Phoenix Saga” to Eleven and Jean Grey having similar power sets and “The Lost Sister” episode as well as Kali’s gang of misfits, in fact even Charlie Heaton playing Cannonball in The New Mutants, are all strongly indicative of the connections.
Therefore, when we came across some incredible fan art reimagining the Stranger Things characters as X-Men characters, we couldn’t resist it.
BossLogic recently focused on the members of Stranger Things and reimagined the kids as some famous X-Men. Have a look!
DUSTIN AND LUCAS
Dustin (GatenMatarazzo) is a great fit as Beast because he tends to growl. It is also correct in the way that both are the science guys of the group.
The choice of Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) as Bishop is somewhat unplanned since the others are all part of the original X-Men team and he is a time traveler who debuted in the modern era. It could be his ability to absorb and hurl back energy that matches Lucas’ power of turning peoples’ insults against them.
ELEVEN AND MIKE
It is obvious to see Eleven or Jane (Millie Bobby Brown) as Phoenix because it is so apt. The nosebleeds, flames, and levitation are all components of a fabulous adaptation.
Since Eleven is Jane, then Mike is the only one who could be Cyclops. He leads the crew, makes the strategy and is the ultimate master. There are too many parallels between his character and Scott Summers aka Cyclops.
Will makes a very cool Iceman. However, we wonder if Angel/Archangel be more sensible, taking into account his trip into the dark side and subsequent return which sees him always struggling to control the inner demons? Lucas would have been a better Iceman because they are both quippy.
BossLogic has many more characters to reimagine such as Nancy, Max, and Jonathan, however, it would be a shame if we don’t get Steve to be Wolverine.
Stranger Things 2 is now streaming on Netflix.