The success of the MCU has been one of the hallmarks of cinema for the past decade. Arguably what has contributed to this is a significant amount of planning, and team of people dedicated to the topic, as well as a large amount of source material. Given that the X-Men universe has the third reason locked in, what’s to stop 20th Century capitalizing on the blueprint laid down by the founders of the MCU and giving them something to compete against? Arguably all it could take is a team passionate about making this a reality.
It might be important to isolate some of the more well loved characters and explain why they are so compelling that they deserve their own film, considering that the team dynamic of X-Men is likely more important than merely separate characters: it's only by working together that the X-Men are able to overcome insurmountable odds. It may also be a good idea to discuss the Deadpool and upcoming X-Force film series. Another thing to consider is exactly what in the X-Men film universe is currently considered canonical, considering the inherent conflict between X-Men Origins: Wolverine's depiction of Deadpool and the more faithful representation of the Deadpool films. Not only that, but Days of Future Past and the ending of Deadpool 2 apparently completely rewrote the timeline. – LaPlant04 years ago
X-men films have included WWII based story lines through the characters Magneto and Wolverine (among others). What do these snippets of history teach its readers about this complex war and its aftermath? What messages are they trying to convey to the modern audience about contemporary issues? To cover the depictions of WWII in the comics might be too large an undertaking so I have limited it to the films.
One result of the war that should be looked into is PTSD - of the soldiers who survived WWII, and victims such as the Jews who suffered in the Holocaust. In the X-Men films, the characters who personally experienced WWII (mainly Wolverine and Magneto) are never shown to receive the proper counseling and treatment for dealing with the horrors they experienced due to the war. That lack of treatment greatly influenced how their characters developed throughout the film franchise. – lnr17727 years ago