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After the Disney/Fox deal, Marvel has confirmed the X-Men are coming to the MCU.

That means a lot of things. First of all, all the X-Men movies and spinoffs after Dark Phoenix will probably get cancelled. Second, it means that the MCU is about to get bigger. WAY bigger. According to some sources, Marvel is expanding their release slate from three to FOUR films per year in order to fit in the characters they've acquired. For the MCU's continuation of the X-Men franchise, here's what we need to see.

Solo movies

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Another Wolverine movie would be cool, but Marvel is reportedly saving him for later, which could be a great decision. There are so many great, underrated X-Men characters who deserve a time in the spotlight. A Kitty Pryde movie would be awesome, as would a movie about Colossus. A Rogue/Gambit romcom would be all kinds of epic, and a Dazzler movie that serves as both a hero flick and a music biopic would be revolutionary. Maybe that Magneto origin movie we never got could factor in. Who knows?

Disney+ shows

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The Gifted was good in at least its first season, and it showed how well X-Men characters could work on the small screen. It's rumored that Disney+ will be a big part of the X-Men franchise, and that's good for a number of reasons. First of all, it could provide a real connection from the movies to TV, something that Agents of SHIELD mostly did, but the Netflix shows barely ever did besides references and easter eggs that tied them to the main MCU. Second of all, it could add some real pizzazz to Marvel TV. I would gladly let the upcoming last two seasons of Agents of SHIELD be cancelled if that could make this happen sooner. (Sorry, Agent Coulson!)

Lesser-known characters

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The X-Men have a lot of great, obscure characters, such as Sunfire, Warpath, Blink, Forge, Northstar, Fantomex, Kid Omega, Armor, Chamber and Pixie. Marvel has said they will adapt X-Men who aren't "Marquee Name" and that's great. Some of these characters really deserve to shine.

The Redemption of badly used characters

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Emma Frost was horribly represented in X-Men: First Class, and Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique was very flat. In addition, Sabretooth, Angel and Iceman were very much butchered, and it'd be a shame if Marvel just abandoned those characters. If there's any way to redeem them, it's the MCU.

What do you think? Comment!

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#1 Posted by FireStarLord73194 (4253 posts) - - Show Bio

Idk about solo movies since some of the characters don’t hold enough backstory on their own, but the least that can be done is a coherent timeline and getting characters alignment right. Angel died a bad guy which is stupid and mystique isn’t some symbol of being a hero. They fodderized a lot of good characters like havok,banshee, and angel when these guys are awesome members of the team. Personally I’d like to see lesser knowns get some spotlight like cannonball

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#2 Posted by Magian (150441 posts) - - Show Bio

Ehh, do we really need solo movies? Just because Wolverine can carry his own franchise, doesn't mean the rest of them can. Hell they can't even support their own solo books. Have the MCU for the team movie and Disney+ for the solo stuff.

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#3 Posted by the_real_seamAn (2079 posts) - - Show Bio

@magian said:

Ehh, do we really need solo movies? Just because Wolverine can carry his own franchise, doesn't mean the rest of them can. Hell they can't even support their own solo books. Have the MCU for the team movie and Disney+ for the solo stuff.

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#4 Posted by GeorgeWBush (11101 posts) - - Show Bio

Why shouldn’t there be solo films? Disney has shown they can make previously unknown characters and make compelling stories with them. If they can repeat that with the lesser known mutants I’d say more power to them

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#5 Posted by solar_nerd (1871 posts) - - Show Bio

Why shouldn’t there be solo films? Disney has shown they can make previously unknown characters and make compelling stories with them. If they can repeat that with the lesser known mutants I’d say more power to them

EXACTLY! See, this guy gets it!

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#6 Posted by Mutant1230 (6161 posts) - - Show Bio

@georgewbush said:

Why shouldn’t there be solo films? Disney has shown they can make previously unknown characters and make compelling stories with them. If they can repeat that with the lesser known mutants I’d say more power to them

EXACTLY! See, this guy gets it!

I mean, Cyclops could definitely do make at least one solo film with Living Diamond as the main villain.