With Kevin Feige teasing mutants joining the MCU and rumours abound of a Taron Edgerton Wolverine, it feels like Marvel won’t be sitting on the X-Men too long after the Disney Fox merger. Though the FoX-Men franchise was deeply flawed towards the end, there were certainly some highlights and things for the MCU to take note of.
There’s also some things to be wary of; Magneto’s backstory no longer really works, for example, while Hugh Jackman feels irreplaceable as Wolverine. Edgerton is a great actor, but if he does get the part, he’s got massive shoes to fill.
Marvel may yet surprise us though. They’re no stranger to doing things a little differently, and they could cycle the X-Men in quicker if they didn’t have to worry about casual audience cooldown from the two franchises. Simply put, they could go for a left field version of the X-Men before bringing in the big guns.
As well as Wolverine, that means Phoenix, Storm, Cyclops, Beast, Mystique, Professor X and Magneto have been ignored here too; they’re hardly underrated. Basically, if they starred in a Fox movie, they’re out. If they only got a minor role or didn’t feature at all, they’re fair game.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.