According to some geek news sites. 20th Century Fox announced that an ‘X-Men’ titled film is set to start filming early 2017. No other news was given. No casts. No director. Nothing.
As we all know, the X-Universe has also been slated for a reboot. So this news comes as somewhat of a surprise.
I’ve been planning on working on this article for sometime now and I’ve finally found some time to do it. So.. Here is, “How The X-Men Reboot should be done!”
First off! Don’t. Do. An. X-Men. Movie! 20th Century Fox should steer clear of the main X-title. Move on. Start anew. X-Factor should be (or should have been) the next series of films. Do like the comics..
Bring back the original team and give them a new name. Take the team that was set up at the end of ‘Apocalypse’
or a slightly revamped version of the team. But keep the main core team of Cyclops, Jean, Iceman.. We cant have Angel..
(thank you Bryan Singer)
And if Nicolas Hoult doesn’t return as Beast..
They have another Blue guy they can ‘Bamf’ to..
Nightcrawler. We can have Storm and Quicksilver part of the team as well..
Fox clearly dosent give a rats ass about Continuity.. But this needs to distance itself away from the old films and start anew in the right way. It really doesnt have to be a hard reboot.. Just distance themselves away from what came before, ever so slightly. Fox has a dependency on recycling the same suporting characters. Blob, Toad, Angel, Emma Frost, and lots of others. They need to go in another direction.
The X-Universe is Full of characters to utilize. Like Grayden Creed and the HLF (Human Liberation Front) Fabian Cortez and the Acolytes. The Storyline from Genosha.
Cameron Hodge. A scientist who later turns himself into a mechanical monster,
Could you image the kind of storyline they could have with a character like Bastion!? Or even the Nimrod Sentinal!
There really are plenty of stories and characters they can use and develop over several X-films. They just need to distance themselves from the title X-Men for a few years. Develope the rest of the universe. X-Force, New Mutants, Xcaliber. There are plenty to choose from.
Also.. Leave Wolverine alone for awhile. Give more time and attention to the rest of the characters.
BRAIN FART ALERT! if a hard reboot is thier idea.. Do it Terminator style.. Nimrod is sent back in time to kill Scott and Jean Grey and Cable comes through to protect his parents. Without telling them that they are his parents. And they are crucial to the future of Mutant Kind. Do some time hoping a little and they could very well change the entire timeline.. Even more then Days of Futures Past did. Thats a total Nerds Wet Dream.. But it was the best thing i could think of at the moment.
So, What do you folks think Fox should do to reboot the X-Universe? Share your ideas, follow/subscribe/ comment Something!
Until next time folks.. Peace Out!