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Marvel Studios’ X-Men Reboot Rumored to Be Considering Joss Whedon’s Iconic ‘Astonishing X-Men’ Storyline to Introduce Mutants

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Along with the Justice League, Avengers, and Fantastic Four, X-men is among the most popular superhero groups. It is based on the idea of humans mutating into superhumans. There have been plenty of X-men movies, though not all have been able to hit the mark.

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Michael Fassbender as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).

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During its production under 20th Century Fox, we saw at least 10 films on mutants. Out of the bunch, X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past were received most favorably, but ended on a whimper with Dark Phoenix.

Mutants in the MCU, Finally!

Due to Marvel not owning many of the mutant properties, we never saw any of them in the MCU. But in 2017, Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, finally allowing Kevin Feige to start molding the X-men franchise in his own vision.

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Patrick Stewart appeared as Professor X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

On the other hand, Disney hasn’t announced any major film based on the mutants despite owning the properties. The mutants have only been given one cameo appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and a minor reference in Ms. Marvel.

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The only mutant production announced under Marvel is X-men ’97, a continuation of the extremely successful run of X-men: the animated series.

What about X-men movies?

After Sabra, an Israeli mutant was finally announced to appear in Captain America: New World Order, many believe Marvel is finally gearing up to bring in the mutants in full force. According to a rumor, the studio is already looking at particular comic books to adapt from.

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X-Men characters from the original trilogy.

As reported by ScreenGeek, Marvel Studios is rumored to be adapting Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men comic book run for the next X-men film. Starting in 2004, his comic book run included Cyclops, Emma Frost, Beast, Wolverine, Colossus, and many more.

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Regarded as a commercial success, the comic-book series was a continuation of Grant Morrison’s New X-Men series. It had four major story arcs including an alien planet trying to destroy Earth with a giant bullet and Sentinels sent to kill mutants by an AI called Danger.

Source: ScreenGeek