Although it was announced as being in the pipeline some time ago, it’s now official: Thanks to
Aside from the synopsis above, we still don’t know too much about this show, which is still in its earliest stages and doesn’t even have a title, but it is said to take place within the
Now, this itself creates a bit of a conundrum. If you’ve seen
Another thing we can be certain to expect: It’s highly doubtful any A-list X-Men are going to be starring in this show. So don’t expect Professor X, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Beast, Nightcrawler, or Rogue to be leading characters. And I think it goes without saying to not expect Wolverine to pop up. Other characters very unlikely to be main characters are Colossus, who seems to be in the domain of the
So who does that leave? Luckily, the X-Men universe has a TON of mutants who could be used, and would in fact be a perfect fit for a show about an underground mutant resistance. Here are but a handful who we hope could be making the jump to the small screen soon.
The basic premise of this new show seems to be a family taking their mutant kids “underground.” Well, in the X-Men world, the mutant underground is figurative
A truly badass character, Callisto is an eye-patch-wearing warrior type who often came into conflict with the X-Men, but was also an ally on many occasions. Callisto would certainly be an ideal character for this series based on the description of the show we have so far. A character called Callisto showed up in
A Mexican-American mutant who has the power to cause earthquakes and tremors, Julio Esteban Richter was a member of various mutant teams like the X-Terminators, the New Mutants, X-Force, and finally X-Factor Investigations. Never having been a member of the actual X-Men, this probably makes him free for use on any mutant related TV series.
Rictor is also of an LGBT hero, and actually his kiss with boyfriend and fellow mutant Shatterstar was the first male/male kiss in a mainstream Marvel title back in 2009. Now Shatterstar has a
One of the few actual X-Men team members who has yet to appear in any form on film, Lorna Dane has the power of magnetism, and is actually the daughter of Magneto (although he didn’t raise her, and this was not revealed for years). In the comics, she was the seventh member to join the X-Men, and although she didn’t stick around for long, she later joined spin-off series like
Forge is a Native-American mutant, who has the mutant ability to basically invent almost anything that comes to mind. Never really a full member of the X-Men, he nevertheless invented much of their equipment like their high-tech jets, and aspects of their Danger Room. Most of his storylines involved him as the romantic interest of either Storm or Mystique, but with both of those characters almost certainly not appearing on the show, this leaves Forge all kinds of room for character development outside of his relationships with the well known X-Women. And having a mutant MacGyver-type is certainly a handy plot device on a weekly show.
One of the founding members of the New Mutants, for reasons unknown, she won’t be showing up in the upcoming
Which X-Men universe character would you like to see in this new series? Give us your choices down below in the comments.
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