The answer might lie in Marvel Studios’ past. What made
And we’ve got some ideas for which upcoming movies they can use to introduce their take on the X-Men.
Black Panther 2
Storm is one of the most iconic members of the X-Men, and it’s almost certain any big screen version would include the African weather witch. But she also has deep ties to another non-mutant Marvel hero: Black Panther. In the pages of the comics, Ororo Munroe and T’Challa were star-crossed lovers as youngsters; they even eventually got married!
Sadly, the union didn’t last, as the events of
Mystique and Rogue in
Captain Marvel 2
It was also Mystique’s adopted daughter Rogue who once stole Carol’s powers, which resulted in her becoming one of the X-Men’s powerhouse fighters (something she hasn’t really been in Fox’s
Wolverine: A Hulk/Weapon X movie
Whether he’s your favorite X-Men character or not, it’s inarguable: Wolverine is the most popular member and the face of the brand (sorry Cyclops). But after Hugh Jackman’s iconic portrayal in nine films, how can Marvel reintroduce a cinematic Logan and make it exciting beyond “hey, new actor!”? One idea: You introduce Logan as Weapon X, the Canadian government’s secret weapon against unusual threats.
And the first threat that Wolverine took on in the comics—in his first appearance, and many other times after that—was none other than the Incredible Hulk. If the MCU debut of Wolverine finds him trading blows with his original adversary Bruce Banner, played by Mark Ruffalo, not only does it give us something the previous X-Men movies couldn’t, it gives us a unique debut for Logan before an X-Men team-up film.
Colossus in the next Deadpool movie
One of the key members of the X-Men has long been Peter Rasputin, the Russian powerhouse called Colossus. But in the actual X-Men films he appears in, Colossus was just a bit player. Only in the two
We’re not sure how the
The O5 X-Men in
X-Men: Children of the Atom
The upcoming Disney+ streaming shows, heavily rumored to be about Loki, Scarlet Witch and the Vision, among several others, are going to be produced by Marvel Studios and tie-in heavily into any upcoming movies, according to Kevin Feige. So why not incorporate the X-Men into this strategy?
The best way to do this would be to do a series that incorporates the concept of the Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters into the MCU and gives us a proper introduction to the original five X-Men: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Angel, Beast, and Iceman. A serialized, coming-of-age school-based show would be the best way to introduce the original members (and Professor X) before the final phase. Which brings us to…
The Uncanny X-Men