One Of The X-Men’s Greatest Foes Just Ruined Jurassic Park

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

In a new preview for Women of Marvel #1, Mystique is working a prehistoric-themed job, and she may have ruined Jurassic Park as a result.

In a preview for Marvel's new series focused on its female heroes, Women of Marvel #1 will feature a story where one of the X-Men's greatest villains may have just ruined Jurassic Park. The Brotherhood of Mutants' Mystique is looking for new recruits and the Dinosaur Man Stegron is apparently looking to audition and prove his worth. However, a fun Easter egg is featured in the preview, as the pair of villains are seen at what appears to be a dig site in Montana, and they've tied up two very familiar paleontologists.

While Mystique is currently a member of the Quiet Council on the independent mutant island nation of Krakoa, this new story from Women of Marvel will see her years prior when she was still leading the Brotherhood of Mutants, seeking to establish mutant dominance over the world. Her latest potential recruit is Stegron, a scientist who took stegosaurus DNA and paired it with the Lizard formula of Dr. Curt Connors, turning him into the Dinosaur Man. Stegron's classic weapon is his retro-generation ray, which can animate fossilized skeletons of dinosaurs. Seeing as how he and Mystique are in Montana, it seems likely that Stegron is planning a demonstration of his ray in order to secure a spot on Mystique's Brotherhood.

However, the far more interesting element of this preview is the two paleontologists that Mystique and Stegron have captured and tied up. For fans familiar with Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, the two captives are clearly meant to look like Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler from the 1993 film. So now it's possible that Mystique may have just prevented the entire plot of the film from ever happening. Here's the synopsis for the issue and preview pages for the Mystique story from Marvel Comics:

WHO RUNS THE WORLD? YOU ALREADY KNOW. CELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF MARVEL WITH AN EXTRAVAGANZA OF EXTRAORDINARY TALENT!The future is female! Get in on the ground floor with this amazing assembly of writers and artists from all over entertainment. Comics legend Louise Simonson kicks things off with a must-read introduction! Nadia Shammas punches the glass ceiling with the Jade Giantess! Elsa Sjunneson grits her way to the front line with Captain Peggy Carter! Sophie Campbell goes feral with a bone-grinding Marrow story! Video game-and-comics writer Anne Toole makes her Marvel debut in a blaze of glory! Natasha Alterici of Heathen fame charges sword-first into the Marvel Universe! With astonishing art from new and established artists Kei Zama (Transformers, DEATH'S HEAD), Eleonora Carlini (Power Rangers, Batgirl), Skylar Patridge (Resonant, Relics of Youth), Joanna Estep (Fantastic Four, Fraggle Rock) and more, you're sure to come away powered up and ready to slay - in high heels and boots alike.

While it looks as though Stegron is struggling with his device, Mystique decides to stall for the Dinosaur Man by posing as "Dr. Sattler," heading out to speak to a group of waiting students. While it's more than likely that these paleontologists are just fun Easter eggs for fans and not actually the doctors played by Sam Neill and Laura Dern, it's fun to theorize and imagine that the Jurassic Park universe fits within the greater Marvel Universe, though having been forever altered due to the actions of the shape-shifting X-Men villain.

In any case, this story looks as though it's going to be a lot of fun, as will as the other stories that will be featured in the first issue, like Peggy Carter as Captain America, She-Hulk at the Museum of Natural History, Gamora fighting a giant space worm, and much more. However, fans will just have to wait and see what lies in store for Mystique and her meta-Jurassic Park crossover when the issue releases soon from Marvel Comics.