The X-Men are about to embark on their MCU journey. Many X-Men heroes that have been dealt a poor hand in the comics deserve to be in the movies. Here are a few X-Men heroes we want in the MCU.
The mutant Wild Child aka Gibney has an origin story that even puts Logan’s to shame. As a child, he was kidnapped and put through relentless rounds of inhuman experimentation. The experiments left him psychologically scarred and have him his trademark uglier-than-thou look. M-Day saw Wild Child losing his mutant powers but eventually got them back a while later. The mutant met his doom at the hands of Omega Red, the Russian equivalent of Weapon X. Wild Child is a fairly interesting character who should be taken out of that vat of molten steel his corpse is in right now. It’s far from Wild Child having served his purpose on the Marvel Comic Book Universe.
The Shi’ar Empress Lilandra is a major part of the cosmic story arcs of Marvel Comics, Considering the Shi;ar Empire is one of the most powerful empires in Marvel, Lilandra is a fairly well-known character. The majestrix met her doom at the hands of Darkhawk, who was under Razor’s control and pretending to be a Shi’ar Citizen at the time. Her dying body was found by Gladiator as she passed away in the Imperial Guard’s arms. Return of X-Men heroes like Lilandra would also mean the arrival of the Shi’ar Empire and thus other well-known characters like Gladiator and Vulcan.
She is an alternate reality Ororo Munroe with very unique abilities. Bloodstorm is a vampire and one of the first victims of the Extermination story arc. As a vampire and a mutant, Bloodstorm is not someone to be taken lightly. Her death came at the hands of the time traveling mutant killer – Ahab. And he used a silver harpoon to do the deed. Considering we now have Blade in the MCU and the multiverse is a go, the MCu only stands to gain with alternate reality X-Men heroes like Bloodstorm in its roster.
The son of Wolverine has a very colorful and bloody history in the comic books. Always being known for the massive grudge he harbors against his father for abandoning him, Marvel Comics finally gave him a way out. His character developed into a layered and complicated man who was more than just an angry son. He possesses the same healing factor and claws as his father. Daken also has the power of pheromone control which he can use to entice other people to do his bidding. A strike team captured Daken and his two allies – Lady Deathstrike and Sabretooth during a mission. The latter two escape but Daken dies after suffering fatal injuries during the fight.
Some Marvel fans have still not forgiven the comic books for dealing banshee such a harsh, pointless death. When the X-Men‘s Blackbird is about to collide with a passenger plane, Banshee tries to use his powers to prevent the collision. The crash happened anyway and Banshee was truck by the Blackbird, instantly killing him. He is one of the most well-known X-Men heroes from the comic books who is yet to get his fair share of recognition in the movies and shows. It is time the MCU gives him the respect he is due.
On a routine mission, Thunderbird ignored professor X’s warnings and ended up being blasted to smithereens in a mid-air explosion. The Transmode virus temporarily resurrected Thunderbird during the Necrosha event and fans fell in love with this guy once again. The Chaos War arc saw Thunderbird return to the land of the living with Banshee and the Stepford Cuckoos. Of all the X-Men heroes, Thunderbird’s resurrections have been teased so many times in the comic books. Ut is time Marvel brings him back for good.