10 X-Men That Need To Appear In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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X-Men Marvel ComicsThe X-Men, along with Blade and Spider-Man, helped kick-start the superhero movie boom fans are still enjoying today. And unlike most, the X-Men are still going strong and maintaining the same continuity (with a few minor changes but maintaining actors) as the longest-running superhero franchise around. This year audiences will see a sequel to Deadpool, with X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants coming in 2019. Fox is currently working on several Marvel projects, including spin-offs for Gambit, Multiple Man and Kitty Pryde.

Yet one has to wonder: is Fox trying to rush out these films into reality or are these announcement just to make sure the studio appears to be running smoothly in the chance the Disney purchase doesn’t go through? If the purchase is made official, Marvel Studios and Disney will more than likely start a new X-Men series to incorporate the characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When the X-Men return home, Marvel has a chance to do something new and fresh with the property. Brighter, more comic accurate costumes, contrasting the mutants as a whole with the wider cinematic universe, but most importantly highlighting certain characters. The X-Men comics have a vast array of iconic and colorful heroes and villains to choose from yet the past X-Men films only focused on a handful of characters. Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, Jean Grey and Beast seemed to be the focus of the filmmakers throughout the two trilogies. Now is the time to highlight other characters (ones that the original film series sidelined) to make these X-Men characters as big of names as Wolverine is to the brand.

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  • Scott Whalen

    I still think that Marvel might try and build in the current X-Men films and characters into the MCU. Many of the actors and actresses are or near A-List, including Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fessbender, and Sophie Turner. Others have become fan favorites, like Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters. Rebooting is not nearly as popular as building the story with the known characters. Marvel will have to reboot the Fantastic Four, so why force yourself to do it with both?

    • Nathaniel Whitehead

      I beg to differ. Marvel can’t reboot this property fast enough! I agree that there are a lot of people that are satisfied with Fox’s interpretation and use of these characters, but I argue that just as many people have never cared for the multitude of creative liberties Fox has taken over the years. To many of us, Fox’s films have strayed far too much from the source material to truly feel like “X-Men” films. There are PLENTY of A-List, or potentially A-List actors and actresses out there that can do these characters justice; Marvel has had a very strong track record of making good casting decisions. As iconic as many of the performances have been over the years, I feel Marvel needs to begin with a clean slate to truly bring their vision of these characters to life.