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.
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?
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!)
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
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.
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